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The Church's Creeds evolved out of a doctrinal concern, but they were always more than doctrine; they were prayed by the Christian community. The ways the Church prayed her faith, primarily in the Eucharistic gathering, even contributed to the formation of the New Testament. For every generation, the principal gateway into the faith is the way it worships. Thus worship must be regarded as one of the most vigorous and central elements of the Pastoral Ministry Formation curriculum. This course will consider the relationship between liturgical prayer and religious imagination, focusing particularly on the meaning liturgy can have for contemporary Catholics, as well as present day challenges. Sessions are held Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on September 9, 16, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18.
2017 is the 500th Anniversary of "the" Reformation. We often think "the" Reformation was a single, unified movement. Actually, there were many reformations. This course will uncover multiple reformations before and after Luther and the Council of Trent, discovering not only religious movements, but also the political, social, economic, and cultural context of centuries that changed the world. This series will also utilize a DVD series created by "Now You Know Media" featuring Christopher Bellitto. Sessions are held Wednesdays form 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on October 18, 25, November 8, 15.