Posts Tagged ‘Lay Catholics’

French bishops to open plenary meetings to lay participation Comments 0

Monday, October 21st, 2019

France’s Catholic bishops are planning to open their plenary assembly to lay participation. They made the decision following the passage of a controversial bioethics law despite mass church-backed opposition. Archbishop Eric de Moulins-Beaufort who is the French Catholic Bishops’ Conference president, “wants to change how our plenaries function and highlight themes common to both church Read more

Call for lay catholics to investigate bishops Comments 0

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

A commission of lay Catholics to investigate his “brother bishops” has been called for by US Bishop Edward Scharfenberger. He wants a national, independent panel of expert lay faithful — completely separated from any source of power in the Church that could exert influence on them — to investigate the bishops. The panel should be Read more

Pontifical website aims to help lay Catholics worldwide Comments 0

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for the Laity is positioning its website as a resource for lay men and women ahead of Pope Benedict’s Year of Faith, which will kick-off in October. “It is directed to all the lay faithful that want to know more about their vocation, about their role within the Church,” Ana Cristina Betancourt of Read more

Emboldening lay Catholics Comments 0

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

In this fiftieth anniversary year of the opening of Vatican II, a number of interviews on Eureka Street TV have featured critical reflections from prominent Catholic thinkers and activists on various aspects of the Council. This interview is with journalist, author and broadcaster, Clifford Longley, who is one of the UK’s leading lay Catholics. He was invited Read more