Birth of a Church

Birth of a Church

by Joseph Nangle


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ISBN-13: 9781570755606
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.18(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

A Metaphorxix
Chapter 1A Parish Is Born1
The Pastor2
A Significant Moment in History10
First Steps: Construction13
First Steps: Pastoral16
Chapter 2Social Analysis18
Domestic Servants20
Middle and Upper-Middle Class21
Chapter 3The Early Years31
Building the Infrastructure31
A Beginning Option33
Parish Work35
The School39
Outreach to the Poor40
A "Martyr" for the Parish44
A Parish Council44
Cursillo Movement49
Honeymoon Years50
Chapter 4A Turning Point53
Red Flags53
Liberation Theology61
Medellin in Practice66
Chapter 5Prophetic as well as Pastoral68
Peruvian Priests' Group70
Opening to Other Influences74
The Parish School80
The Sacramental Life of the Parish89
Ever Pastoral90
Chapter 6Option for the Poor in Most Holy Name93
The Domestic Workers93
The Caretakers98
Knowing the Poor99
The Medical Post100
Chapter 7The Parishioners React106
A Parish Divided106
No Longer Popular109
Positive Responses111
A Parish Council Initiative114
Discussion Groups116
Paying the Price118
Chapter 8Opposition from the Left and from the Right121
Opus Dei125
Chapter 9A Time of Harvest130
Most Holy Name in Relation to Similar Parishes130
Young Adults132
The Option Continues133
Worshop Space134
National Projection135
Chapter 10The End of the Beginning138
A Final Initiative143
Chapter 11Lessons Learned148
Charity and Justice151
The Personal and the Societal in Jesus' Ministry153
Jesus' Consoling and Challenging Ministry154
The Ideal of Unity and the Reality of Conflict155
Church and Reign of God157
The Institutional Option for the Poor in Theory and Practice158
The Cardinal162
The Power of the Pastor163

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