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Jesus and the Church

Chapter 4: The Beauty of the Catholic Church


The Beauty of the Catholic Church

Book Resources: Chapter 4, Introduction: What It Means to be Catholic with a Small “c”

Film Focus Point: This video effectively illustrates the diversity of the Catholic Church by combining narrative and imagery.

Text Focus Point: Page 147

Discussion Questions:

  1. Jesus posed this question to his Apostles: “Who do you say that I am.” In what sense is he asking each of us the same question today?  
  2. How is the “catholicity” of the Catholic Church effectively illustrated in this video?
  3. How were the following three components of ecclesiology illustrated in the video: Church as Mystery, Church as Sacrament, and Church as Communion? 

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