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XXIII General Chapter
Just as with Fr. General’s report, capitulars broke into multilingual, multi-cultural groups to discuss the general treasurer’s report. This was presented by Fr. Aquilino Mielgo Domínguez on Wednesday, as was the report of the financial experts. Reporting back in the meeting hall, small groups echoed much of what Fr. Aquilino had said. Sharing between the entities must continue and grow stronger. However, solidarity also calls for transparency. The concept of a “common purse” is vital to Dehonian religious life. Yet,…
 The capitulars spent much of Wednesday morning in small groups reflecting on the superior general’s report (given by Fr. José Ornelas Carvalho on Tuesday). Instead of the usual practice of being split into geographic or linguistic groups, the capitulars found themselves assigned at random. Chapter organizers hoped that by doing so the delegates would have a better opportunity to hear a wide variety of voices. Though it required a bit of linguistic gymnastics in some groups, with the…
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