Posts Tagged ‘future Church’

Prominent Catholics see larger role for laity Comments 0

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

An independent laity run board that would hold bishops accountable for their actions, a national day for Mass or prayers of reparation, and encouragement to parishioners to become more involved in their diocese are among steps suggested by prominent lay Catholics to right the U.S. church as it deals with a new clergy sexual abuse Read more

Young Latinos and women are ready to lead Comments 0

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

It was a gathering where the stakes could not have been higher. As one young delegate said to me, “The church is living at an inflection point; these are truly urgent times.” This young Latino had just witnessed the close of the national gathering meant to culminate the “Encuentro” (encounter, meeting,) process of the past Read more

Archbishop Dew announces next step in planning the future of the Archdiocese Comments 0

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Archbishop John Dew of Wellington New Zealand says proposals for the future of the Archdiocese have been completed and will be presented for consultation early in the new year. In a circular distributed on 7 December Archbishop Dew wrote: “As you are aware, early last year I initiated a Focus Group to look at the future of the Archdiocese, and to Read more

A prophecy for the Church in America Comments 1

Friday, February 24th, 2012

A prophet is not necessarily someone who has a supernatural vision of the future. He may simply be a person who can see certain trends in the present, understand the underlying issues and therefore attempt to predict how things may go in the future. Here are some trends I see in the American Church and Read more