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Church history 1800 present time

  1. 1. CHURCH HISTORY 1500 A. D. – 1800 A. D.
  2. 2. Journey from 1800 – Present Time The 19 th and 20 th centuries have seen the expansion of the Church throughout the world. In Africa and Asia in particular, the Church has grown throughout the efforts of missionaries. In the United States, the Church has increased throught the influx of Catholic immigrants. Dioceses and the Catholic School System in this country have steadily expanded to meet the religious and educational needs of these immigrants
  3. 3. Journey from 1800 – Present Time The Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) was called by Pope John XXIII to reform and renew the Church. <ul><li>It called for renewal of the liturgy </li></ul><ul><li>Greater participation of the laity in the Church </li></ul><ul><li>ECUMENISM </li></ul><ul><li>Universal recognition to the right for religious freedom </li></ul>
  4. 4. Journey from 1800 – Present Time Awareness of global economic, social and ecological issues has likewise brought a new dimension to the Church’s moral teaching.
  5. 5. Journey from 1800 – Present Time The ecumenical movement of the 20 th century has been a great force for reconciliation among Christian communities. Catholics continue to work with others toward Christian unity through cooperation and dialogue which has increased our mutual understanding and respect.
  6. 6. Journey from 1800 – Present Time Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II have been the first Popes to travel extensively. They have shown their solidarity with Catholics around the world and encouraged them in their faith. As they traveled they continually challenged unjust structures and called on all people to work for world peace.
  7. 7. Significant Members of the Church <ul><li>St. Elizabeth Ann Seton </li></ul><ul><li>John Henry Newman </li></ul><ul><li>St. Frances Xavier Cabrini </li></ul><ul><li>St. Charles Lwanga </li></ul><ul><li>Pope Leo XIII </li></ul><ul><li>St. Maximilan Kolbe </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Merton </li></ul><ul><li>Dorothy Day </li></ul><ul><li>Archbishop Romero </li></ul>
  8. 8. Struggles and Upheavals During the modern age, the Church continues to suffer because of secularism, prejudice, injustice, and political persecution in many parts of the world.

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