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Vie chrétienne et handicap : prescriptions canoniques et orientations pastorales

Abstract : Along with international law and the law of many countries, canon law does not ignore people with disabilities. It guarantees a certain extent their rights and duties regarding access to the Word of God and participation in the life of the Church. This is reflected in particular in legal rules for access to the sacraments of initiation and healing. Pastoral practice applies the law and feeds it. It is based on the Bible, especially on the attitude of Christ. It also draws on theological reflection on disability, which develops in recent decades, and collaborates with movements and associations which bring together people with disabilities and their close relations. Bishops from different countries sometimes give pastoral guidelines to foster always more the participation of people with disabilities in the Church, and the full realization of their baptismal vocation. The identity of the Church is at stake. Beyond the purely legal aspect of non-discrimination, the Church is really the body of Christ only when every faithful with disability really holds a role commensurate with its capabilities.
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Anne Buyssechaert. Vie chrétienne et handicap : prescriptions canoniques et orientations pastorales. Religions. Université de Strasbourg, 2015. Français. ⟨NNT : 2015STRAK022⟩. ⟨tel-02009512⟩



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