Tag: Laity

Lay Advisory Board to help promote healing, renewed sense of mission

Lay Advisory Board to help promote healing, renewed sense of mission

| Joe Ruff | November 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Recognizing the many gifts the laity bring to the Church, Archbishop Bernard Hebda is forming a Lay Advisory Board to meet with him quarterly, helping him promote healing and a renewed sense of mission in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Theologians call for regular consultation of laity in church decisions

Theologians call for regular consultation of laity in church decisions

The Catholic Church needs to seek the input, commitment and talents of all of its members if it is to be truly catholic and to evangelize effectively, said a new document from the International Theological Commission.

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Church needs missionaries, not ‘clericalized’ laity, pope says

Church needs missionaries, not ‘clericalized’ laity, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 27, 2017 | 3 Comments

“You cannot be more restrictive than the Church nor more papist than the pope,” he said. “Please, open the doors, don’t administer Christian perfection tests because you will only promote a hypocritical phariseeism.”

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Pope approves statutes of new office for laity, family, life

Pope approves statutes of new office for laity, family, life

The new Vatican office for laity, family and life will begin functioning Sept. 1 and the separate pontifical councils for laity and for the family will “cease their functions,” the Vatican announced.

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