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«167. Every form of catechesis would do well to attend to the “way of beauty” (via pulchritudinis). Proclaiming Christ means showing that to believe in and to follow him is not only something right and true, but also something beautiful, capable of filling life with new splendour and profound joy, even in the midst of difficulties. Every expression of true beauty can thus be acknowledged as a path leading to an encounter with the Lord Jesus. This has nothing to do with fostering an aesthetic relativism which would downplay the inseparable bond between truth, goodness and beauty, but rather a renewed esteem for beauty as a means of touching the human heart and enabling the truth and goodness of the Risen Christ to radiate within it. If, as Saint Augustine says, we love only that which is beautiful, the incarnate Son, as the revelation of infinite beauty, is supremely lovable and draws us to himself with bonds of love. So a formation in the via pulchritudinis ought to be part of our effort to pass on the faith. Each particular Church should encourage the use of the arts in evangelization, building on the treasures of the past but also drawing upon the wide variety of contemporary expressions so as to transmit the faith in a new “language of parables”. We must be bold enough to discover new signs and new symbols, new flesh to embody and communicate the word, and different forms of beauty which are valued in different cultural settings, including those unconventional modes of beauty which may mean little to the evangelizers, yet prove particularly attractive for others».

Francis, Apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium. 24 November 2013.  <w2.vatican.va/content/francesc…>.

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KnightsofColumbus18 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Student Artist
Vivat jesus latin (jesus lives) as a knight i have to help the church my faith and to Jesus
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hamundr21 Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Student Writer
Being a Knight of Columbus is a beautiful service to your Church and community. God bless. :)
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KnightsofColumbus18 Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  New member Student Artist
Yes its really good :) Of course i do help out the commonity and church, Before confirmation we went to jeremiads inn which is for those who suffered from addictions like drugs and are homeless. When meeting those people its awesome, helping them and getting a chance to know them. Also we the knights do donations and raise money for a variety of charities. god bless :) Have you ever had any great experiences from helping others?
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hamundr21 Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Student Writer
That's great that you get to do all those things. I have helped some people and am in the prayer group at my parish. :)
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AntiRCCZealot Featured By Owner Edited Jul 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Why do you Catholics ignore the non-Catholic Christians who actually did a lot of good works such as: Amy Carmichael, George Muller, Hudson Taylor, Corrie ten Boom, Martin Luther King Jr.? Why, just because they are not Catholics? Do some of you guys see why I hate Catholics so much?
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PeteSeeger Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student Writer
The very fact that you call yourself an "anti-Roman Catholic Catholic zealot" invalidates your entire argument.
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hamundr21 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Writer
For one, hating Catholics reduces the credibility of your questions a great deal in my eyes. Intolerance and viciousness are rarely signs that someone is open to real discussion. Secondly, the Church certainly does recognize the goodness other Christians do, and indeed the goodness present in all religions. It simply does not ignore the bad they do, particularly rejecting parts of the Catholic faith which is the fullness of the revelation of God we have received from Our Lord Jesus Christ. Recognizing falsehood and wrongdoing is not an uncharitable act; covering it up is far more uncharitable, just as much as ignoring the good.
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AntiRCCZealot Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Also the Catholic faith is NOT the "fullness of the revelation of God from Jesus." What you said there is one of the greatest lies ever told The whole Roman Catholic system is the Devil's greatest work of deception, the "Church" is the Great Whore of Babylon in the Revealations and papacy the Antichrist with Muhammad and founders of other false religions and cults such as the Falun Gong, Mormonism, Ku Klux Klan, Communism, etc. being the false prophets Jesus instructs us to be wary of. Not only is Catholicism is a false, deadly religion, but it's the deceptive cult of idolatry, sexual immorality/perversion (homosexual pedophile priests that the Roman institution routinely covers up as opposed to punishing them, fornication, etc.), historical revisionism (it was never the Catholic "Church" that compiled the Bible, it was the early Christians who would later become Orthodox when the Great Whore of Babylon and the Antichrist made their first appearances that preserved Paul's letters to the early Christian churches and the Gospels) the same way Islam is the dogma of male supremacy, world domination, barbarism, honor killings and slavery disguising itself as the bringer of "peace"(repressive, totalitarian "peace").
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hamundr21 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you for stating your beliefs, as I stated mine, though certainly in a very hateful and closed-minded way. You have given zero room for discussion, so I'll just let your opinion stay. You know the position of the Catholic Church; if you feel you have the personal authority and enlightened mind to protest against the Church that has existed for 2000 years, that is your choice. God bless.
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AntiRCCZealot Featured By Owner Edited Jul 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hate and intolerance are not as bad as you think it is. Would you tolerate Communism, Nazism, State Shintoism, feudal Buddhist theocracy in Tibet prior to the Maoist take-over, etc. for the sake of love and tolerance. Even Jesus was hit hard when he had to. He would never compromise and even told us to be as wise as snakes in the adulterous, materialistic generations and separate ourselves from the wordly.
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