Posts Tagged ‘Lay catholic organisations’

Lay group reform: Divide power and spiritual direction

Monday, November 9th, 2020
Lay movement reform

Pressure is growing for lay movement reform due to the influence some lay communities exert over their members. Lay movements and communities have given countless Catholics a chance to rediscover and deepen their faith. But a clear separation is needed between the spiritual and mission aspects of the organisations. In 1998 St. John Paul II Read more

Vatican’s guide to fighting abuse in lay movements

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

A guide to fighting abuse in lay movements has been ordered by the Vatican. If an organisation is led by a charismatic leader who is followed uncritically and commands or demands control over members, the members are at risk of cases of physical, sexual and psychological abuse, Father Hans Zollner SJ says. The Vatican office Read more