Faith As Church
What is the Church really all about?
Where two or three are gathered...
What We Stand For: The Belief...The Creed
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father [and the Son],
who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
Liberal and Conservatives
Read the article "Liberals and Conservatives-We Need Both"
In groups discuss the insights of this article
What does our Catholic faith tradition have to offer society and the world?
Read Richard Rohr' and Joseph Martos' article "Eight Good Reasons For Being Catholic"
Create a group of three. Each group will be assigned one of the eight reasons.
In your groups, reflect on what evidence you could put forward to support those reasons for being Catholic.
Educating The Soul
Take some time to read the article, "Educating the Soul".
What struck you about the article?
What is the most daunting task facing teachers in the task of nurturing student faith development?
In groups of 4, create a mission statement that reflects what it TRULY means to be a Catholic educator. Think about the reality of what you do, who you are, and what you stand for...EVERYDAY!