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Laity

 

A Church that reaches out to all

A Church not closed in on itself but open to meeting everyone and commited to being alongside the poorest of the poor in the “outskirts ...

Taizé in Rome

The 35th European Youth Meeting sponsored by the Taizé Community begins on Friday, 28 December, in Rome. More than 40,000 youth are expected for the ...

Lay people co-responsible for the being and acting of the Church

Co-responsibility demands a change of mindset, particularly with regard to the role of lay people in the Church. The Pope wrote this in a Message ...

The Gospel of gift and gratuitousness

Gratuitousness is not found in the marketplace nor can it be prescribed by the law. However both the economy and politics are need of the ...

Lay Christians learning from Giuseppe Toniolo

“The confrontation of diversity and sincere dialogue becomes a growth factor for justice and peace. This does not eliminate differences, on the contrary it intensifies ...

A new Jerome

“My beloved husband died 10 minutes ago”, that was how the translator and interpreter Elena Fernández-Miranda reported on 25 August the death of Eugene Nida, ...

Public life needs the moral strength of believers

The need for the Italian Catholic laity to “place their own capabilities and their spiritual, intellectual and moral energy at the disposal of all” was ...

A Eucharistic life is a missionary life

On Thursday morning, 3 February, in the Vatican’s Consistory Hall, the Holy Father spoke to Members of the Emmanuel Community on the occasion of the ...

Benedict XVI prays before her coffin

Manuela Camagni died from head injuries on Wednesday morning, 24 November, after being hit by a car while crossing a street in Rome. She was ...

Asia is thirsting for Jesus Christ

The Holy Father sent a Message to Cardinal Stanis³aw Ry³ko, President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, on the occasion of the Congress of ...

Desire in our hearts for great things

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, sdb, Secretary of State, addressed a Message to Bishop Francesco Lambiasi of Rimini on the occasion of the 31st Meeting for Friendship ...

The hill of Taizé

It was on 20 August 1940, 60 years ago, that Roger Schutz first arrived at Taizé. During the war, in that summer when France was ...

On procedures concerning sexual abuse allegations

As from Monday, 12 April, the “Guide to Understanding Basic CDF Procedures concerning Sexual Abuse Allegations” can be read online on the Holy See website. ...

First woman ever to hold a post in the Roman Curia

Rosemary Goldie, who died at the Little Sisters of the Poor, Randwick, on Saturday evening, 27 February, at 94 will be remembered as a great ...

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