Ecclesiology [Catholic Basics]

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Ecclesiology [Catholic Basics]

  1. 1. Ecclesiology:The Church as a Community and a Mission<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />The Church as God’s community<br />The Church as the Holy Ghost’s actions<br />The Church as a hierarchy<br />Scripture and Tradition are inseparable<br />The Eucharist: the experience itself and its meaning for the Church<br />
  3. 3. A Glimpse of the Church<br />Communion and vision as the ecclesiastic structure<br />The Trinity, source of the communion and the mission of the Church<br />The text’s point of view:<br />Communion of disciples of Jesus Christ<br />Dei Verbum, 8<br />The Magistery of the Church<br />
  4. 4. The Church, Community of Disciples<br />Lumen Gentium, a new Church in today’s world<br />Communion, life link of the Church<br />The Trinity: a life of perfect communion<br />Invited to share God’s life<br />Communion amongst church members<br />
  5. 5. Church Levels<br />The parish: a communion of families<br />The diocese: a communion of parishes<br />The universal Church: a communion of local Churches<br />Family: a domestic Church<br />Communion beyond the visible Church<br />Communion of the saints<br />Communion vs. diversity of thought<br />Diversity: gift of the Holy Spirit<br />Church, a communion of disciples<br />
  6. 6. Charismas, ministries and states of life in the Catholic Church<br />What is a ministry?<br />What is a charisma?<br />Who is charismatic?<br />
  7. 7. Charismas and ministries…<br />The common state of the people of God<br />The Church evolves over the course of history<br />Correspondence between charismas, tasks and occupations<br />
  8. 8. States of life in the Church<br />Common priesthood of the faithful<br />Laic (secular) state<br />What is a laic ministry?<br />Clerical state<br />Deacons, priests, and bishops<br />The devoted life<br />
  9. 9. Church: Word and Sacrament<br />Sacramental rituals <br />History<br />Culture<br />Pastoral<br />God’s Word <br />Within the Church<br />By the Church<br />The Church under the Word of God<br />
  10. 10. Introduction<br />Moving towards the fullness of divine truth<br />Sensus fidelium<br />The entire Church learns and teaches<br />The sacraments both signify and sanctify<br />The Church as the universal sacrament of salvation<br />Sacraments by and for the Church <br />
  11. 11. The Church’s Mission<br />Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity<br />Evangelization: the deepest component of the Church<br />Essential moments in evangelization<br />The New Evangelization<br />Evangelization of cultures<br />
  12. 12. The Culture <br />Basic concepts<br />The Word’s presence in culture<br />A multicultural Church<br />The multicultural Church in the United States<br />The challenge of the Church to culture and subcultures<br />
  13. 13. The Church’s Mission<br />Dichotomy between the Church and the world<br />Evangelization in context<br />From the Gospels to the evangelical attitude<br />
  14. 14. In the world, but without being from the world<br />Apostolic Constitution: Gaudium et Spes<br />What is the world?<br />The world created for the Church<br />The Church’s Social Doctrine<br />The Church’s Mission<br />
  15. 15. The Church’s Social Doctrine<br />Basic concepts<br />Principles<br />Human life and dignity<br />A call to family, community and participation<br />Rights and duties<br />Options for the poor<br />The dignity of work and workers’ rights<br />Solidarity<br />Concern with Creation<br />
  16. 16. Signs of the Church<br />One, holy, catholic and apostolic<br />Holy, infallible<br />Sanctity: genuine and imperfect<br />Unity in the Catholic Church<br />Catholicism: fullness in giving and receiving<br />
  17. 17. Pastoral Applications<br />How do you perceive the Church?<br />Make the Church dynamic through pastoral activity with families<br />Make the Church dynamic through biblical pastoral activity<br />Relationship between the Church and the ministry<br />
  18. 18. Theological Exercise<br />In small groups, write what you believe about the Church, based on Scripture, liturgy, catechism, and pastoral activity.<br />
  19. 19. Our text <br />

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