Can you please clarify the following passages?

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25. a) The Church's deepest nature is expressed in her three-fold responsibility: of proclaiming the word of God (kerygma-martyria), celebrating the sacraments (leitourgia), and exercising the ministry of charity (diakonia). These duties presuppose each other and are inseparable. For the Church, charity is not a kind of welfare activity which could equally well be left to others, but is a part of her nature, an indispensable expression of her very being

22. As the years went by and the Church spread further afield, the exercise of charity became established as one of her essential activities, along with the administration of the sacraments and the proclamation of the word: love for widows and orphans, prisoners, and the sick and needy of every kind, is as essential to her as the ministry of the sacraments and preaching of the Gospel. The Church cannot neglect the service of charity any more than she can neglect the Sacraments and the Word

What do they mean exactly?

  • Can you please clarify the following passages? -

    The church cannot separate the three responsibilities. They are intertwined and inseparable.

    Is there any particular part of either of these passages that you don't understand? (They seem pretty straightforward to me.) Be sure to repost with any specific questions you have.

  • Can you please clarify the following passages? -

    25. a) The Church has three responsibilities:
    * preach God's word
    * celebrate the sacraments (marriage, baptism, confirmation, death rituals)
    * helping other people

    22. Helping the poor and helpless (charity) is as important as preaching and celebrating the sacraments.

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