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ECCLESIASTICAL. Belonging to, or set apart for the church; as, distinguished from civil or secular. Vide Church.

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One of the clearest implications to emerge from the nineteenth-century speculations about the Church was that the Church could not be simply an aggregate of local communities, the sum of limited ecclesial parts.
The editorial mentions the Emerging Models of Pastoral Leadership project, but does not indicate that the National Association for Lay Ministry initiated it, or that a key finding is that parish leadership is a shared reality, with lay ecclesial ministers (some of whom are parish life directors), priests and deacons.
In this essay, I propose that Vatican II, in turning anew to God, marks a conversion of the Catholic ecclesial imagination.
This paper shows that lack of explicit and clearly stated intentions regarding the development of Catholic students' ecclesial agency through their schooling leads to potential problems as they experience and imagine themselves as lay persons in the Church.
At the heart of this study is the fifth chapter, "The Anglican Approach to Ecclesial Authority.
Reconciling these particular ecclesial issues dominated our understanding about the scope of how we had to stretch, and for some it was a hard stretch indeed.
As a first introduction to the ecclesial movements in the Roman Catholic Church, the book is helpful.
At least we can see that there was a practice of women as ecclesial leaders that is not criticized by Paul.
Christian commitment is indeed ecclesial, but this word is not simply a synonym for an established organization.
Bishop Hickman travels throughout the country responding to independent Catholic communities and individuals who have expressed interest in joining the Ecumenical Catholic Communion (ECC), a new national ecclesial body in which Hickman was elected presiding bishop last September.
Issues discussed in the volume range from ecclesial complicity in racial supremacy to a dichotomous theology of nature and grace with sharp boundaries between church and world, and again from the church's recurrent incapacity to take a prophetic option for migrants to "a whiff of Donatism" in the attitudes of some US bishops to their roles as teachers and leaders.
It takes seriously the hopes and experience that adults bring to their studies and has a broad vision of ministry, which holds that it is practiced in explicitly ecclesial contexts--in churches, schools and dioceses--and beyond.