Friday, March 26, 2010

Core Theology on the Papacy

Core Theology on the Papacy is a document that was prepares as a "Resource for Catechesis in Preparation for the Visit of the Holy Father to the United States". The introductory paragraph reads as follows:
"The following information pertains to three general areas of catechesis in preparation for the pastoral visit of Pope Benedict XVI in April of 2008. The first area, “The Ministry of the Pope” deals with the unique office of the Roman Pontiff in the life of the Church. The second area, “The Present Pontiff,” attempts to acquaint the faithful with aspects of the personal life and vocation of Pope Benedict XVI, as well as his service prior to his election as Supreme Pontiff. The third area, “The Pope as Bishop,” presents the office of the Supreme Pontiff, and the College of Bishops in union with him. It emphasizes areas of ministry and authority exercised by the Pope. These resources rely upon Scripture, The Catechism of the Catholic Church, The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, Canon Law and secondary sources."

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