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 an
impossible one to answer. "Parish" has always been a derivative
idea, emanating from, and established by, the Church, especially
after it came to dominate medieval Europe through its near-monopoly
of thought and writing, in rivalrous partnership with Christian
Western or Eastern, Roman Catholic or Protestant, the Church is
the whole; the parish is the part. Hence, constitutionally, the
parish has been organised, ...
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