Church Movement

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Movements in the Catholic Church are groups of church members following a specific spirituality given to them by the founder of their movement. In the case of officially recognized movements, this specificity never finds expression in rejection or overemphasis of certain teachings of the Magisterium but constitute a specific way of Christian life.

Church Movements include:

Opus Dei, while sharing some of the characteristics of the movements listed above is not categorised by Catholic Church authorities as a Movement, because as a personal prelature, akin to a diocese or a military ordinariate, it is an integral part of the hierarchical and jurisdictional structure of the Church. The Neocatechumenal Way also does not view "itself" as a Movement, but rather as a ministry for adult faith formation.

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