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  • Essay On Lay Formation

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    prepares a person to receive the sacraments and participate in the liturgy. As Christ’s disciples, the laity is called

  • The Beliefs Of The Church, The Laity, And Society

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    themselves. In the Catholic world, this has become increasingly apparent in the way Mass is celebrated. In order to combat this self-focused mindset of the world, a return to the historical orientation known as ad orientem would benefit the Church, the laity, and society. Ad orientem is one of two liturgical orientations used in liturgical Christianity, and historically,

  • Empowerment For Ministry Among The Philippines

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    Introduction An issue many pastors face today is the definitive difference between a called professional clergy and a called laity and the necessary responsibilities for the empowerment of laity within their specific missional context. This issue of empowerment for ministry among the laity has long been a problem debated within the ranks of church leadership and the field of practical theology. The average believer is faced with the challenge of developing a biblical understanding of the “call of

  • Taking a Look at Vatican II

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    Ecumenical councils are a practice that age back to the reign of Roman Emperor Constantine. An ecumenical council is a conference of Christian bishops in order to resolve current issues affecting the entire church . The councils would publish texts and legislation that would become crucial to the development and operation of Christianity. The Second Vatican Council, or Vatican II, was the most recent ecumenical council. Vatican II is considered to be one of the major events of the twentieth century

  • Christian Faith And Religion On Human Lives, Politics, And Society

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    unaware of. This structure of mass is very exclusive and forces the laity to view the ceremony more than participate in it. Vatican II changed this by having the priest face towards the laity, and reducing the number of private prayers, making mass easier to understand and more inclusive. Another change implemented to the mass was the Eucharistic ceremony itself. Prior to Vatican II there were multiple things excluded from the laity. First is the

  • Premarital Sex and Catholicism´s View on It

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    Premarital sex is something that has been around as long as humans have been around. According to a USA Today article, a study finds that about ninety five percent of Americans have had premarital sex. With the Catholic population in American being about twenty five percent, it is safe to assume that most Catholics are not following the teachings of the Church to a tee. It is easy to say that it is the current generations that are acting more promiscuous because they are getting married later

  • Similarities Between Buddhism And Buddhism

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    Buddhism, like other world religions, is not one homogeneous grouping of like-minded devotees adhering to one school of thought. Just as Christianity has its Catholics and Protestants, and Islam its Sunnis and Shiites, Buddhism is also comprised of various schools and sects. Some scholars separate Buddhist schools into geographical groupings, such as Southern, Eastern and Northern traditions, whereas some prefer to focus on a more tradition-specific delineation, such as Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana

  • Origins of the Catholic Church in Australia. Essay

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    them about their faith. They were mostly religious women, and they had many practices within the church. The Roles of the Religious and the Laity. The role of the clergy, or priests rather was to administrate the Catholic Schools, encourage the funding of the schools and church. The Nunnery was used along with priests, called the Lay Teachers to teach the laity in the schools. These teachers were used as

  • The, Formation And Reflection : A Key Indicator Of The Depth

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    also the potential for influence. This is true for individual relationships but also in the interrelation between groups within an organizational dynamic. Ever since the formation of the church the correspondence interplay between theologians and laity has had an unmistakable impact upon the progress and also regression of praxis by Christians over the centuries. In particular, and for the purposes of this review, we must recognize the cavern between the theological comprehension and attempted subsequent

  • Worship in the Western Church Essay

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    actions of the Eucharist were being hidden behinds curtains and rood screens to shield the laity from the ‘terrifying mysteries of the Eucharist.’ This separation of the laity from the actions of the Eucharist led to decreased partaking of the Eucharist which in turn led to canon law mandating that the laity take the Eucharist at least one time per year. While the priests were hidden by the screens the laity was busy “at best with their individual meditations and prayers.” Preaching became infrequent