Posts Tagged ‘lay people’

Archbishop of Paris sets pastoral priorities including lay people

Monday, September 10th, 2018

The Archbishop of Paris, Michel Aupetit has set new pastoral priorities for the coming year that include lay people for the coming year. Aupetit has called for a study into the possibility of housing families and lay people in the buildings of the Paris seminary building. Sharing meals and time for communal prayer, “seminarians will Read more

Single Catholics Church’s blind spot

Monday, November 13th, 2017

The Church should do more for single people, says French journalist Claire Lesegretain. “This is the Church’s blind spot. It’s there, very present, but nobody talks about it. We don’t see them,” she says. Lesegretain, who is single, believes the relationship between the Church and single people should be looked at from a vocational perspective. Read more

Pope Francis hits out at clericalism and lay elites

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Pope Francis has again hit out at a clerical mindset which obstructs the laity from taking its proper role. The papal criticism came in a letter from Francis to Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the president of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America. Cardinal Ouellet is also the Prefect for the Congregation for Bishops, which plays a Read more

Lay coalition proposes replacements for embattled US archbishop

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

A lay coalition in an American archdiocese has drawn up a list of potential successors to an embattled archbishop, who is being called upon to resign. The Catholic Coalition for Church Reform in St Paul-Minnesapolis has identified seven nominees to replace embattled Archbishop John Nienstedt. During the first half of November, an “election-like process” will Read more

Church council will work with Aust. sex abuse commission

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Australia’s Catholic bishops have decided to set up a special council — including bishops, religious and lay people — to work with the forthcoming royal commission into institutional responses to child sex abuse. At the end of their twice-yearly conference in Sydney, the bishops said they had formed a supervisory group of representatives from the Read more

Aust. bishops to let lay people handle sex abuse issues

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Australia’s Catholic bishops are ready to step aside and let a special committee composed mainly of lay people, including some from outside the Church, handle sex abuse issues, according to the head of the national organisation for religious orders. “A committee is being formed — I don’t know all the details about it — but Read more

Church’s top staff cost more than €1.5 million

Friday, June 8th, 2012

At least £1.5 million a year is spent on the salaries of senior executives in the Church in England and Wales. In the tough economic climate it is feared that dioceses will increasingly to turn to priests to fill top jobs to save money, fuelling clericalism in the local curias. Continue reading   Related Posts:Cardinals’ Read more

How parish life has changed

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

While the following article concerns the US, much of what is reported here is reflected in Catholic parish life in Aotearoa New Zealand: A lot has changed in parish life in a quarter-century, yet American Catholics are still predominantly attached to territorial parishes headed by a priest pastor. The model is being stretched and transformed, Read more

Lay people commit to life of service

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

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