Responding to Bl. John Paul the Great's call for a New Evangelization in this new millennium, I intend to comment on every branch of human knowledge and current events from a personal Catholic Christian perspective; to imbue my surroundings with a Christian worldview through a living witness in word, thought, and deed and thus be Christ's helper in giving life (vivificat) to the world.
Vision StatementI envision Vivificat becoming one of the most recognized blogs in the Catholic blogosphere and a mandatory stop for religious or philosophical surfers everywhere because of its graphics interface, ease of navigation, and solid Catholic contents.
Canonical StandingMany times during the course of this ongoing publication, situations arise in which I feel strongly the need to speak out regarding the good of the local and universal Church. In order to allay any possible confusion regarding my personal standing to make my wishes known to our Pastors concerning the good of the Church, I wish to state that my right to do so rests on Canon 212, ss3, of the 1983 Code of Canon Law:
[Christ's faithful] have the right, indeed at times the duty, in keeping with their knowledge, competence and position, to manifest to the sacred Pastors their views on matters which concern the good of the Church. They have the right also to make their views known to others of Christ's faithful, but in doing so they must always respect the integrity of faith and morals, show due reverence to the Pastors and take into account both the common good and the dignity of individuals.As a Catholic blogger, I base my right to speak out on this canon, and hereby pledge to follow its accompanying responsibility to always respect the integrity of faith and morals, show due reverence to the Pastors and take into account both the common good and the dignity of individuals. I hereby pledge to prudently and responsibly exercise this right with the lights the Holy Spirit sees fit to grant me.