Today, the liberating movement of faith and a new cycle of societal change coincide to bring our churches and North American society itself to a turning point. The ecclesial and social situation alike call for a new era of ministry to make a public difference. My presentation will focus on the ethical contours of faithful community empowered by the living Word, and some public dimensions of parish ministry that responds to the Word through social witness.
Hessel, Dieter T., "Making a Public Difference in the Ministry of Word and Witness" (1987). Institute of Liturgical Studies Occasional Papers. 29.