Join Emily and Edmund as they dive into the mystery of the Church! Unit 9 is all about the Church as one, holy, catholic, and apostolic. This episode breaks open the invitation of unity offered to us by the Catholic Church, and reveals how the Catechism articulates that invitation. Emily references Star Wars, and Edmund reflects on how we can transform our attitudes toward our neighborhoods. Take a listen! Show Notes: (00:11) Your hosts Emily and Edmund welcome you to the Unit 9 podcast. This unit’s theme is The church is one, holy, catholic, and apostolic. It covers CCC 748-945, 963-975. Emily shares the video titles: Proclamation: The difference between given and chosen families Explanation: One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic. Connection: “Church” vs “church” Edmund shares this was a fun unit to create. (04:57) Proclamation video: The difference between given and chosen families. Emily references a Han Solo Movie quote that outlines that ‘tribe’ and ‘family’ can mean the same thing for some, but not for all. Edmund shares “God is not like a family. Families are like God.” As evangelizers, we must keep in mind that people come from various backgrounds and experiences of family. (9:48) Stand Out Catechism Paragraph: Edmund was struck by CCC https://www.catholiccrossreference.online/catechism/#!/search/772 (772) “It is in the Church that Christ fulfills and reveals his own mystery as the purpose of God's plan: "to unite all things in him." St. Paul calls the nuptial union of Christ and the Church "a great mystery." Because she is united to Christ as to her bridegroom, she becomes a mystery in her turn. Contemplating this mystery in her, Paul exclaims: "Christ in you, the hope of glory." This passage moved him because it reminds him that the Church is a joyful invitation to unity. Emily’s stand out Catechism paragraph for this unit is, “806 In the unity of this Body, there is a diversity of members and functions. All members are linked to one another, especially to those who are suffering, to the poor and persecuted.” She liked this passage because it articulates how linked we are together through the body of Christ. (18:48) Explanation video: One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic. Emily talks about the Catholic church as more than a building. Emily shares how the Church doesn’t always align with modern values but that the Church is bigger than social currents and movements. (24:37) Connection video: Edmund asks the question, “How can we bring more ‘church’ to our neighborhood instead of bringing our neighborhood to church?” Emily shares that a grace of conversion was realizing how deeply she belongs in the Church, “I am the church! You are part of the Church. You are the branch of the church wherever you go.” You’re invited to visit realtrue.org to connect with Real+True.
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