The domestic Church – key to formation of conscience

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The domestic Church – key to formation of conscience

By Fr Donald Chambers

In my last article (pg 17, CN June 14), I reflected on the home-like ambience and experience of the workplace, the home, and the virtual space for many. Characterised by hospitality, I referred to them as the domestic space that offers some hints for the renewal of the domestic Church. My focus in this article is on the domestic Church as the school of conscience formation for the wider domestic space.

The Second Vatican Council document, Lumen Gentium (‘Light of the Nations’), describes the family as the ‘domestic Church’ because it is the first place where young, baptised Christians learn about their faith (Lumen Gentium 11).

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