Thursday, September 15, 2016

401: SACRAMENTS in the 21st Century: Sacred Heritage and New Story

Introduction

People’s Catholic Seminary invites you to contemplate our sacred story, past, present and future. We offer an in-depth study of the history of the sacraments and the ongoing evolution of both theology and rites. In the 21st Century we are living a new story of mutual partnership and spiritual equality in the community of the baptized.

The primary text for the course is Deconstructing Sacramental Theology and Reconstructing Catholic Ritual by Joseph Martos. Drawing upon his decades-long study of the sacraments, Martos reveals how teachings that seemed rooted in the scriptures and Catholic life have become unmoored from the contexts in which they arose, and why seemingly eternal truths are actually historically relative. He concludes, “Medieval Catholic theology of sacraments, although plausible in its day, is no longer acceptable.”

Other supplemental materials for the course will include YouTube Videos from Busted Halo: Sacraments 101. Course reflection questions for each sacrament focus on the Church's sacred heritage and your lived experience of the spiritual evolution of sacraments.

Course Facilitators:
Dr. Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP
Dr. Mary Theresa Streck, ARCWP

On-line course opens the week of November 7, 2016 and concludes the week of December 19, 2016. Registration closes November 1, 2016
This course is now closed and will be repeated in 2017.

Cost: $200 (financial aid available)
register now at peoplescatholicseminary@gmail.com

mail checks to:
People's Catholic Seminary
PO Box 421
Watervliet, NY 12189