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Moral relativism is the view that ethical


standards, morality, and positions of
right or wrong are culturally based and
therefore subject to a person's
individual choice. We can all decide
what is right for ourselves.

Im spiritual, but not religious.

Pope Francis: We do not become


Christians by ourselves. Faith is above
all a gift from God which is given to us
in and through the Church.

We Are Meant to Be Together


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The Origins of the Church

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Formation of the Church

made a covenant with


Abraham and his
descendants

made a covenant
with the Israelites at
Mount Sinai

GOD

sent
sent Christ who instituted
prophets to
the New Covenant through
announce a
the Paschal Mystery
new and
eternal The Origins of the Church

Protoevangelium: I will put enmity between you


and the woman, and between your offspring and
hers; He will strike at your head, while you
strike at his heel. (Gn 3;15)
Why is this sometimes called the first gospel?

God created the world with people in mind,


intending that everyone live in a loving
relationship with him and one another.
The Church is Instituted by Christ

The Church is Instituted by Christ

The Kingdom of God


[Jesus] said, To what shall we compare the
kingdom of God, or what parable can we use
for it? It is like a mustard seed that, when it is
sown in the ground, is the smallest of all the
seeds on the earth. But once it is sown, it
springs up and becomes the
largest of plants and puts forth
large branches, so that the
birds of the sky can dwell in
its shade. (Mk 4:31-32)
The Church is Instituted by Christ

The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist


The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying, How can this man
give us [his] flesh to eat? Jesus said to them, Amen, amen, I say
to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his
blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and
drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day.
For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats
my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in
him. Just as the living Father sent me and I have
life because of the Father, so also the one who
feeds on me will have life because of me. This
is the bread that came down from heaven.
Unlike your ancestors who ate and still died,
whoever eats this bread will live forever.
(Jn 6: 52-58)

The Church is Instituted by Christ

The Holy Spirit at Pentecost

Descends as tongues of
fire
Peter preaches to
the
Jews about Jesus
About 3000 people are
baptized
The Holy Trinity is fully
revealed
Proclamation of the
Kerygma
Continues
to empower the
Church to live as the Body
of Christ
The Holy Spirit and the Church

Twelve Tribes of Israel

Twelve Apostles

Reuben
Simeon
Judah
Issachar
Zebulun
Benjamin
Dan
Naphtali
Gad
Asher
Ephraim
Manasseh

Simon/Peter
Andrew
James, son of Zebedee
John
Phillip
Bartholomew
Thomas
Matthew
James, son of Alphaeus
Thaddaeus/Jude
Simon
Judas Iscariot [Matthias]

The Apostolic Foundation and Mission of the Church

The Spirit continues to be present in


Prayer
The
Liturgy

Sacred
Scriptur
e

Sacred
Tradition

Gifts &
Ministrie
s
of the
Church
The
Magisteri
um

Signs of
Apostolic
&
Missionary
Life
Witness
of Saints

The Apostolic Foundation and Mission of the Church

Outline of the Acts of the Apostles


Prologue: Recapping the End of Lukes Gospel (1:1-14)
The Early Days of the Community in Jerusalem (1:158:3)
The Good News about Jesus Spreads in Judea and Samaria

(8:412:25)
Barnabas and Paul (Saul) Are Sent Out by the Church at
Antioch (13:114:28)
The Council of Jerusalem: Requirements for Gentile Christian
Converts (15:1-35)
The Mission of Paul and His Companions in Greece and Asia
Minor (15:3620:38)
Paul Returns to Jerusalem and Is Imprisoned in Caesarea
(21:126:32)
Paul Is Taken as a Prisoner to Rome (27:128:16)
Paul Lives in Rome and Continues Preaching (28:17-31)

The Apostolic Foundation and Mission of the Church

Tomb of St. Peter, Apostle


The first century tomb of the great apostle lies directly beneath the
great dome of the Basilica of St. Peter in Vatican City-State. Between
1939 and 1949 archeologists unearthed what they believed to be the
ancient crypt of Peter and in 1968 Pope Paul VI declared that indeed