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1 CCRS Ecclesiology: What does it mean for the Church to be Church? Session IV Revd Dr Gareth Leyshon Archdiocese of Cardiff

2 CCRS Ecclesiology Session IV: Catholics and Other Christians Intercommunion Interchurch Marriages Do we want other Christians to become Catholic? One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Magisterium and Infallibility

3 TASK 6 What is a Christian?

4 Behold, the Church!

5 Baptism of Desire

6 Behold, the Church!

7 The Anglican Communion Anglican Orders are Null and Void. Apostolicae CuraeApostolicae Curae #36 (Leo XIII, 1896)

8 But in reality...?

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11 Important Questions in Catechesis Was this person baptised by water in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit? If yes, in an Eastern Church? Was this person confirmed by a priest or bishop who was validly ordained?

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14 TASK 7 Place each religious grouping on the appropriate zone. Mark disputed ones.

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16 The Marks of the Church One Everyones on the Onion Diagram Holy The Body of Christ, made of sinners! Catholic For all peoples in all ages Apostolic Founded on the teaching and action of Christs 12 and bishops in succession.

17 Intercommunion One Bread One Body (CBCEW)One Bread One Body Ordinary circumstances – no, communion a sign of belief already shared. We can receive Eucharist, Penance and Anointing from VALID ministers (Eastern Orthodox, Old Catholic, Pius X) in case of necessity. Baptised Christians who share our sacramental beliefs can receive a sacrament if…

18 Intercommunion (1993)1993 1) a grave and pressing need and 2) a spontaneous request for the sacrament and 3) no access to a minister of their own communion and 4) a faith in the sacraments in harmony with the Roman Catholic Church.

19 Intercommunion (OBOB)OBOB "Admission to Holy Communion…..may be given to baptised Christians of other faith communities if there is a danger of death, or if there is some other grave and pressing need. This may at times include those who ask to receive them on a unique occasion for joy or for sorrow in the life of a family or an individual. It is for the diocesan bishop or his delegate to judge the gravity of the need and the exceptional nature of the situation."

20 Interchurch families The Catholic promises child will be raised Catholic within the unity of our marriage. Baptism also marks formal membership of the Catholic Church. First communion is a divisive moment. Issue of Registration Because truth cannot be set aside in the name of charity.

21 Obstacles to Reunion With the East: scope of papal authority status of divorced and remarried With the West: validity of Holy Orders role of women in ministry recognition of seven sacraments

22 Do we want other Christians to become Catholic? Common baptism Fullness of the means of grace From error has no rights to respectful toleration. From Heretics and Schismatics to separated brethern and imperfect communion. But not pluralism!

23 Dominus IesusDominus Iesus (2000) #17 Therefore, there exists a single Church of Christ, which subsists in the Catholic Church, governed by the Successor of Peter and by the Bishops in communion with him. The Churches which, while not existing in perfect communion with the Catholic Church, remain united to her by means of the closest bonds, that is, by apostolic succession and a valid Eucharist, are true particular churches.

24 Dominus IesusDominus Iesus (2000) #17 Therefore, there exists a single Church of Christ, which subsists in the Catholic Church, governed by the Successor of Peter and by the Bishops in communion with him. The Churches which, while not existing in perfect communion with the Catholic Church, remain united to her by means of the closest bonds, that is, by apostolic succession and a valid Eucharist, are true particular churches.

25 Dominus Iesus (2000) #17... The ecclesial communities which have not preserved the valid Episcopate and the genuine and integral substance of the Eucharistic mystery, are not Churches in the proper sense; however, those who are baptized in these communities are, by Baptism, incorporated in Christ and thus are in a certain communion, albeit imperfect, with the Church.

26 Dominus Iesus (2000) #17... The ecclesial communities which have not preserved the valid Episcopate and the genuine and integral substance of the Eucharistic mystery, are not Churches in the proper sense; however, those who are baptized in these communities are, by Baptism, incorporated in Christ and thus are in a certain communion, albeit imperfect, with the Church.

27 Dominus Iesus (2000) The Catholic Church is the way Christ wants his community on earth to be. Christian groups without valid Bishops are technically Ecclesial (Churchy) Communities The Anglican Communion The Church is necessary for salvation …

28 No salvation outside the Church? Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus (3rd C) Cyprian, Letter to Iubaianus #21Letter to Iubaianus #21 Fr Leonard Feeney SJ – 1940s Become Catholic or go to Hell!

29 No salvation outside the Church? Imperfect Communion Other baptised Christians Christian Quakers? Salvation Army members?

30 Fullness of the Means of Grace The Seven Sacraments Sacramentals Indulgences Magisterium The Bible (including deuterocanonicals) Tradition Icons Charismatic Gifts Our Lady and the Saints

31 TASK 8 Report back on your visits.

32 The Purpose-Driven Church Rick Warren – pages Love God: WORSHIP 2.Love Your Neighbour: SERVING 3.Go and Make Disciples: MISSION 4.Baptise them! (Into MEMBERSHIP) 5.Teach them! (FORMATION)

33 Build Up Your Parish! Des Robertson 1.Love God: WORSHIP 2.Love Your Neighbour: MINISTRY Not LITURGICAL ministers 3.Go and Make Disciples: MISSION 4.Baptise them! WELCOME including Catechesis 5.Teach them! DISCIPLESHIP

34 The Bishop of Rome Appoints Bishops W: Political pacts E: confirms local selections Calls Synods Issues norms TEACHES! Magisterium Infallibility

35 The Bishop of Rome Infallibility Faith and Morals Not history or science Must state intent to do so. by the authority which Christ conferred upon Peter and his Successors, in communion with the Bishops... I declare that direct abortion, that is, abortion willed as an end or as a means, always constitutes a grave moral disorder. [EV 62]EV

36 The Bishop of Rome Rethinking the role? (UUS 95-96)UUS to find a way of exercising the primacy which, while in no way renouncing what is essential to its mission, is nonetheless open to a new situation... Church leaders and their theologians to engage with me in a patient and fraternal dialogue on this subject... "that they may all be one... so that the world may believe that you have sent me" (Jn 17:21)?

37 Presentation © Revd Dr Gareth Leyshon 2009 except for photographs included as fair use for educational purposes. It may be freely used as a Catholic educational tool.


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