Catholic Identity and the Laity: College Theology Society Annual Vol. 54 2008


Original essays explore the role of the laity within the Catholic Church and the nature of Catholic identity.

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Original essays explore the role of the laity within the Catholic Church and the nature of Catholic identity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570758218
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Edition number: 54
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Catholic Identity and the Laity Tim Muldoon 1

Part I Shaping The Catholic Identity Of The Laity

From Baptismal Font to Ministry: The Surprising Story of Laity Stirring the Church Dolores R. Leckey 19

"Be Holy for I Am Holy": Clothing Ourselves in Our Biblical Identity-1 Peter 1:13-2:10 Carol J. Dempsey 34

How We Hold One Another: Spiritual Practices, Accountability, and the Recovery of Lay Identity Thomas F. Burke 45

"To Be Holy in the World": The Influence of Yves Congar on the Spirituality and Practice of the Community of Sant'Egidio Laurie Johnston 59

Part II The Laity In The Modern World

Sex and Love as a Pathway to God: Toward a Vision of the Catholic Vocation of Marriage Today Ann M. Michaud 77

Justice, Peace, and Catholic Identity in Archbishop Hunthausen's Letter on Matrimony James T. Cross 95

Is There a Light under That Bushel? Hidden Christian Identity in Wise Blood and The Moviegoer Jonathan Malesic 107

The Social Teaching of Pope Benedict XVI: Clergy, Laity, and the Church's Mission for Justice John Sniegocki 120

The Liturgy as a Basis for Catholic Identity, Just War Theory, and the Presumption against War Tobias Winright 134

Part III The Nature Of Authority In The Church

The Sensus Fidei and Lay Authority in the Roman Catholic Church Carolyn Weir Herman 155

Catholic Identity, Faithful Citizenship, and the Laity Angela Senander 169

"Save Our Church!": Resistance to Parish Restructuring as Practical Ecclesiology William A. Clark 182

Snapshots of Laity in Mission: Consciousness of Responsibility for Ministry and Identity Zeni Fox 197

Lay? Ministry? Christian Mission in a Pluralistic WorldEdward P. Hahnenberg 207

Lay Ecclesial Ministry in Theological and Relational Context: A Study of Ministry Formation Documents William H. Johnston 220

Part IV The Future Challenges For The Laity

Maturity and the Lay Vocation: From Ecclesiology to Ecclesiality Paul Lakeland 241

Contributors 261

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