One of the most beautiful characteristics of the Catholic Church is its unique diversity, which has been present since the beginning of the Church on that first Pentecost. Today, there are between 1.2 and 1.3 billion Catholics in the world. In the Archdiocese of Chicago alone, where I live, Mass is celebrated every week in more than 50 languages. It is not enough for us, however, to simply recognize or tolerate this diversity; it is something we are called to celebrate! In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we focus on celebrating the rich diversity of our Church.
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Great stuff! On the topic of the diverse Church, I think it would be great to bring up the diversity in ways to be Catholic. There are 21 different rites in the Church, so 21 different ways to be Catholic! I think bringing awareness to the Eastern Rites will also bring about more unity within our Catholic communities and make a more whole Catholic Church. Breathe with both lungs, as Pope JP2 said. We can’t have unity if we don’t know our brother exists.
Well said, Nicholas! Thanks for pointing this out!