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The Church of Today

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Connor Crinion

on 8 May 2013

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Transcript of The Church of Today

The Church of Today Overview of Catholic Participation Pope Benedict Born Joseph Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger on April 16, 1927 in Bavaria Controversial Issues Pope Francis Jorge Mario Begolio on December 17, 1936 in Buenos Aires Pope Benedict Continued Ordained in 1951 Second Vatican Council: theological adviser Papacy on April 19, 2005, taking the name Benedict Support for Church Policies Today 1. Remain standing if you have attended Mass in the last month 2. Remain standing if you agree with the Church doctrine that states women should not be ordained 3. Remain standing if you agree that with the Church doctrine that all sexual activity outside of marriage is sinful and immoral 4. Remain standing if you agree with the Church doctrine that the use of contraception is sinful and immoral Return God's love with Charity Embrace all religions equally Openness, Community, Worldwide Respect of all Revision of the Mass Washes feet of 12 juvenile delinquents
1958: Jesuit

1970: Ordained Priest

1992: Bishop of of Auca and Auxiliary of Buenos Aires

2001: Cardinal-Priest of San Roberto Bellarmino Timeline of Church Roles Beliefs established by Vatican II

H.S. pushes us to our faith

“Visible, clear, brilliant signs of hope"

"Poor man, a simple man, as we would like a poor church, for the poor." IF YOU CAN READ THIS... YOU WEREN'T ABORTED Abortion:

Contrary to the moral law Affirmed the moral evil of procured abortion Immigration Two Duties: Welcome the foreigner
Secure one's border "When persons cannot find employment... they have a right to find work elsewhere in order to survive" Catholic Participation at all time low Only 23% attend Mass regularly Church has been de-prioritized So, what is Church doing? New Evangelization: What is it? Movement to spread the faith Reach out to alienated Catholics Three Steps: Know the faith
Live the faith
Share the faith One strategy is Youth Outreach Theme of WYD: Go and make disciples of all nations (Mt 28, 19) The Response: Is it Working? New Evangelization has been around since Pope John Paul II Why has the New Evangelization failed? Controversial Issues No feeling of dialogue between Church and Church-goers What does this mean for all of us? Prayer for Future Church Tomorrow? Social Justice Issues and Agencies Respect for the Person Equal Rights for All Solidarity How We Achieve our Social Justice Abortion/Immigration Philosophy Dear God,
Please help guide the future Church in carrying out your will, especially in areas of social justice. Guide Pope Francis to eliminate the hypocrisy that exists within the Church today. Please help the Church maintain its relevance to the lives of today's youth. Amen.
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