Mystical Body of Christ

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On the Mystical Body of Christ A Term Paper. Presented to Mr. Diosdado Almine San Beda College – Alabang In Partial Fulfillment for the Requirement of the subject Theology 102: Church and Ecumenism. Second Semester Academic Year 2012 - 2013 by Erik Chavez BAIST - IA Introduction Mystici Corporis Christi is a papal encyclical issued by Pope Pius XII on June 29, 1943, during World War II, on the Church as the Mystical Body of Christ. It is one of the more important encyclicals of Pope Pius XII, because of its topic, the Church, and because its Church concept was fully included in Lumen Gentium but also strongly debated during and after Vatican II. The Church is called body, because it is a living entity; it is called…show more content…
The member of the United Church should believe before entering the faith. A member should linked together in such a way as to help one another. And as in the body when one member suffers, all the other members share its pain, and the healthy members come to the assistance of the ailing, so in the Church the individual members do not live for themselves alone, but also help their fellows, and all work in mutual collaboration for the common comfort and for the more building up of the whole Body. What is the importance of the Vicar of Christ? Vicar of Jesus Christ as to the loving Father of them all, who, with absolute impartiality and incorruptible judgment, rising above the conflicting gales of human passions, takes upon himself with all his strength defense of truth, justice and charity. The Vicar of Jesus Christ on earth, be visible to the eyes of all, since it is He who gives effective direction to the work which all do in common in a mutually helpful way towards the Attainment of the proposed end. The key role of the True Vicar of Christ is to glorify Christ. How is the Church glorified? In the Church of Christ in heaven, no one is glorified but Christ. He who is honored on earth has someone to share the honor with him, some inferior helper who labored with him in the work; but Christ has none. He is glorified, and it is all his own glory. For the Divine Redeemer began the building of the mystical temple of
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