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Domestic Church – a working definition!

Q: Archbishop J, what is a domestic Church?


At Pentecost 2020 we left the Upper Room to mission the domestic Church. The question lingers, however: What is a domestic Church? More importantly, which families fit into this model?


From the definitions given by the Church, it seemed sacramental marriage (two baptised Christians married in the Church) was required. This left many people very uneasy that many families were being excluded. In fact, most of our families might not fall within this strict criterion. The recent World Meeting of  Families, in Rome, shed light on this.

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