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Formation Documents

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This set of documents explains this formation program, the whys and wherefores.

Prayer

We must have a daily prayer time if we are to build our friendship with Jesus and get to know him personally. Prayer is a journey deeper into God's love and truth. It is unique and personal for each of us. The best way to pray is the way you pray best. Always be open to God's action in prayer and ask for the gift of prayer.

Jesus

Being Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction. (Deus Caritas Est, pope Benedict XVI)

And so just ask him into your life

D0 Discipleship

This is the core MAYO formation course. It covers the foundational topics of the Catholic faith. The full plan is here which is also in development.

DX Advanced Discipleship

This course covers the same topics as the discipleship course, but in greater depth. It starts to explain the sources and reasons for particular beliefs.

Formation Docs

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Being Good and Everything Else: An Introduction

 

Write the summary here.

Categories: ethics, good, Intermediate
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Tips for Praying

 

Question:

Do you think that showing up is important?

Would you give God twenty or even five minutes a day?

When, Where, What, Why?

Categories: prayer, beginner
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Time to Pray

 

Questions:

Do you think prayer works?

How much time should you pray?

do you think that prayer has ever helped you win?

Categories: prayer, beginner

“What is God”: The Divine Attributes

 
Categories: attribute, attributes, beginner
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B1X Advanced Scripture

 

This is just a starting point to collect resources to build a scripture unit.

Categories: bible, Intermediate

Our Knowledge and Language of God

 
Categories: philosophy, Intermediate
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SAFEGUARDING THE ENVIRONMENT

BIBLICAL ASPECTS

"The faith of Israel is lived out in the space and time of this world, perceived not as a hostile environment, nor as an evil from which one must be freed, but rather as the gift itself of God, as the place and plan that he entrusts to the responsible management and activity of man." (CSDC 451) "The definitive salvation that God offers to all humanity through his own Son does not come about outside of this world. While wounded by sin, the world is destined to undergo a radical purification (cf. 2 Pet 3:10)…

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THE POLITICAL COMMUNITY

Jesus and political authority

"Jesus refuses the oppressive and despotic power wielded by the rulers of the nations (cf. Mk 10:42) and rejects their pretension in having themselves called benefactors (cf. Lk 22:25), but he does not directly oppose the authorities of his time. In his pronouncement on the paying of taxes to Caesar (cf. Mk 12:13-17; Mt 22:15-22; Lk 20:20-26), he affirms that we must give to God what is God's, implicitly condemning every attempt at making temporal power divine or…

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CST3 Economic Life

 

BIBLICAL ASPECTS

Man, poverty and riches

"In the Old Testament a twofold attitude towards economic goods and riches is found. On one hand, an attitude of appreciation sees the availability of material goods as necessary for life. Abundance — not wealth or luxury — is sometimes seen as a blessing from God. On the other hand, economic goods and riches are not in themselves condemned so much as their misuse." (CSDC 323)

Wealth exists to be shared

"Goods, even when legitimately owned, always have a universal destination; any type of improper…

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CST2 Principles and Values

 

SOCIAL VIRTUES

"The permanent principles of the Church's social doctrine [ 341] constitute the very heart of Catholic social teaching. These are the principles of: the dignity of the human person, which has already been dealt with in the preceding chapter, and which is the foundation of all the other principles and content of the Church's social doctrine; [342] the common good; subsidiarity; and solidarity." (CSDC 160)

THE COMMON GOOD

DEFINITION

"The common good indicates “the sum total of social conditions…

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