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Ecclesiastical Office - Office and Charism
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Part of Ecclesiastical Office:

1. In Canon Law

2. Office and Charism

It is not seldom that one finds, in the explanation of the nature of the Church, that office and charism are set one against the other. Those in official positions can interpret their task in so rigid a fashion as to take up a more or less uncomprehending attitude with regard to charisms. Likewise, it is not seldom that charismatics are tempted to see in the officials of the Church their born enemies. It has occasionally been put forward o…

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Otto Semmelroth, “Ecclesiastical Office - Office and Charism”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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