Catholicism Series # 6 A Body Both Suffering & Glorious: The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church
This series by Father Robert Barron is a “must-see”. It doesn’t need to be seen in order but is a presentation by the Word on Fire organization. Gloria Denos will lead us in discussion after seeing this beautiful session.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church, par. 760 states “Christians of the first centuries said, ‘The world was created for the sake of the church.’ God created the world for the sake of communion with his divine life, a communion brought about the the ‘convocation’ of men in Christ, and this ‘convocation’ is the Church. The Church is the goal of all things, and God permitted such painful upheavals as the angel’s fall and man’s sin only as occasions and means for displaying all the power of his and the whole measure of the love he wanted to give the world: Just as God’s will is creation and is called ‘the world,’ so his intention is the salvation of men, and it is called ‘the Church.'”
“For where the Church is, there is the Spirit of God; and where the Spirit of God is, there is the Church and every form of grace, for the Spirit is truth.” –St. Irenaeus, Against the Heresies (3,24, I).