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of or relating to a church or to an established religion

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Vatican II called for conversion on all levels of ecclesial life: personal, collective, institutional, and structural.
The third section argues that this situation in Catholic ecclesiology, therefore, leads to a disjunction in schools between (a) the best professional practices for teaching and learning, which on the one hand presents students with the impression that they might define their own ecclesial agency just as they do in secular civil society, and (b) official Church teaching, which on the other hand promotes a more restrictive conception of agency.
When we do that, however, new communities coming into the church hear that they are welcome, but only when their patterns fit an ecclesial and cultural norm that is determined by the majority culture.
It was known from the beginning to many mystics and contemplatives but was unable to take a sociological form -- that is, the ecclesial shape that is now becoming visible.
The call for dialogue with world religions and cultures seems to resonate with the current ecclesial mentality more than the call for unity within Christendom, complicated as it is by different approaches to issues such as priesthood, for example.
What we find in fascinating detail in these pages is what it actually means, in terms of different types of ecclesial self-awareness, for churches and denominations to embark on the ecumenical journey with unequal expectations.
In what follows, I will first summarize the position of the Catholic Church with regard to interchurch marriages and focus in particular on the relationship between ecclesial and conjugal communion.
For this reason, in the field of music as well as in the areas of other art forms, the ecclesial community has always encouraged and supported people in search of new forms of expression without denying the past, the history of the human spirit which is also a history of its dialogue with God.
The church will have its own legal and ecclesial structure and local suffragan episcopate.
3) The authors provide the following list of features of a school's commitment to this ecclesial identity:
They discuss ecclesial ethics in theological, theoretical, and exegetical contexts, addressing biblical-theological foundations like creation and Paul's theology of the Cross; issues of virtue ethics, character formation and community; and exegetical applications of ecclesial ethics to the virtual self in the digital age, economics, attitudes to war, and other areas.
Theological Anemia of the Church, Ecclesial Anemia of Theology
Summary: Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai will travel to Damascus in June to attend the inauguration ceremony of the new headquarters of the Roman Orthodox Patriarchate, ecclesial sources told The Daily Star Sunday.
He outlines a vibrant, liturgical Christian spirituality by marshalling a vast storehouse of ecclesial tradition to illuminate the key passages from the 16 documents of the Second Vatican Council.