Catholic Laity

Thumbnail cologne cathedral germany credit namportnawak via flickr cc by nc nd 20 cna A look at the crisis of the Church in Germany

Berlin, Germany, Aug 23, 2016 / 03:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The plummeting number of priestly vocations in the Catholic Church in Germany is raising...

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Thumbnail alan sears speaks at the catholics in the public square conference in phoenix az on sept 6 2014 credit ryan thomas cna cna 9 9 14 Amid mounting religious freedom threats, role of laity highlighted

As domestic religious freedom threats reach unprecedented levels, the lay faithful must play an active role in promoting and defending religious...

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Thumbnail world youth day in krakow poland july 2016 credit jeff bruno 6 cna An unprecedented Convocation of Catholic Leaders is happening this weekend

Orlando, Fla., Jul 2, 2017 / 02:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- It’s been nearly four years since Pope Francis released his apostolic exhortation,...

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Vatican City, Jul 15, 2016 / 03:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Several recent appointments by Pope Francis to Vatican departments show that his reform of...

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Thumbnail a view of the facade of st peters basilica from the vaticans apostolic palace credit lauren cater cna Council of Cardinals says more youth, women needed in Roman Curia

One of the key talking points in the latest round of meetings for the Pope's Council of Cardinals was the selection of personnel in the Roman...

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Thumbnail pope francis greets cardinal stanislaw rylko president of the pontifical council for the laity at the vatican june 16 2016 credit  losservatore romano cna 6 17 16 For Pope Francis, the Catholic laity can transform the world

The Church should always value the transformative power of faith-filled laity who are willing to serve the Gospel, Pope Francis said Friday. “We...

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Thumbnail pilgrims from panama at general audience in st peters square on april 5 2017 credit lucia ballester 3 cna Laity, gender ideology shared concerns for Pope and Panama's bishops

Vatican City, Jun 10, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- World Youth Day wasn't the only topic on the agenda for Panama's bishops during their...

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Thumbnail pope francis addresses the korean bishops conference in seoul south korea on august 14 2014 credit alan holdren cna 2 cna 8 14 14 1 Pope: Crisis in family calls on Church for better outreach

Pope Francis told South Korea's lay leaders during his visit to the country that the modern breakdown of families should spur greater outreach and...

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Though he didn’t win an NBA championship this year, Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors nevertheless put up a great individual season, the...

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Thumbnail pope interview cna Pope Francis to the laity: go out and evangelize, or buy mothballs

Los Angeles, Calif., Jan 29, 2017 / 10:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- When asked in a new interview what specific mission he has for the laity, Pope...

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Thumbnail pope francis greets pilgrims in st peters square during the wednesday general audience on oct 1 2014 credit bohumil petrik cna 3 cna 10 2 14 Vatican event to highlight key role of women in peace-building

Vatican City, Mar 6, 2017 / 05:05 pm (CNA).- To mark International Women's Day, the Vatican invited women from across the globe to discuss not only...

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Thumbnail ana christina villa works on the webpage containing bl john xxiiis writings on women credit andreas dueren cna cna Vatican to launch webpage detailing work of Popes on women

Leading up to the canonizations of Bl. John Paul II and John XXIII, the Pontifical Council for the Laity will publish a new webpage highlighting...

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Thumbnail woman credit jose as reyes shutterstock cna We've all got it wrong about women in the Catholic Church

Rome, Italy, Nov 16, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA).- When it comes to talking about women and their role in the Church, discussion tends to focus almost...

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