Why a parish?
Posted: 31 Jan 2014 @ 00:21
Desmond Ryan asks whether parishes
are in a position to adapt effectively in order to address the
spiritual energy of their parishioners
"WHAT is a parish for?" It is an easy question to ask, but animpossible one to answer. "Parish" has always been a derivativeidea, emanating from, and established by, the Church, especiallyafter it came to dominate medieval Europe through its near-monopolyof thought and writing, in rivalrous partnership with Christianmonarchs.
Western or Eastern, Roman Catholic or Protestant, the Church isthe whole; the parish is the part. Hence, constitutionally, theparish has been organised, and still ...
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