Posts Tagged ‘Catholic lay movements’

Influential group wants qualified lay people to preach at Mass

Thursday, April 11th, 2024

A worldwide group of 27 theologians and preachers urged the Catholic Church to consider allowing qualified laypeople to deliver homilies during Mass. The group submitted their proposal during a synodal symposium titled “The Pastoral Charge for Lay Catholic Eucharistic Preaching in the Catholic Church”. The theologians believe that incorporating qualified lay leaders into preaching aligns Read more

Lay lust for power is not about the Gospel

Monday, September 20th, 2021

A lust for service, rather than a lust for power is what should drive the Church’s lay-leaders, Pope Francis says. Their “mission is to serve, not to wield power or exert control over others.” Francis made the comments in a meeting last Thursday with moderators of Catholic lay associations, ecclesial movements and new communities. Many Read more