Dec 15, 2007

Halleluja for Vatican Summaries!

Rorate Caeli points readers to a summary of the Doctrinal Note on Evangelization, as well as the full document. A SUMMARY! Halleluja! Executive summaries and abstracts have long been used for busy readers. For example, search engines shorten whole articles by extracting only key words. Scientific articles are preceded by Abstracts with key findings. Business reports are outlined in Executive Summaries. But I've never before seen a long Vatican document summarized!

Finally, FINALLY, the Vatican has caught on to the needs of readers who have too little time to digest the entire meal contained in an encyclical or other document. These readers can now review and appreciate the essentials of lengthy new Church documents in short Vatican-prepared summaries.

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