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Africa Laity Liturgy

Australian Catholic University training Nigerian lay ministers

The Australian Catholic University’s Centre for Liturgy is helping to train lay liturgical ministers of the Word in Nigeria. Source: UCA News.

Laity

National Civic Council’s new generation takes the reins

For decades, the National Civic Council, led by its charismatic founder BA (Bob) Santamaria, was synonymous with lay Catholic action throughout Australia. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Laity Liturgy Women

Don’t reduce women’s role in Church to question of ministry: Pope

The importance of women in the Church cannot be “reduced” to the question of ministry, Pope Francis told members of the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments yesterday. Source: CNS.

Europe Laity Liturgy

Priest shortage forces Irish diocese to rely on laity to preside over funerals

More than 40 laymen and laywomen in the Clogher Diocese in the north of Ireland will soon begin presiding over funeral liturgies amid a shortage of priests. Source: CNA.

Catechesis Laity

Tasmania blazes trail with institution of catechists

Nineteen catechists from parishes around Tasmania were formally instituted at St Mary’s Cathedral in Hobart recently, one of the first groups to be instituted in Australia. Source: Archdiocese of Hobart.

Laity

Lay Salvatorians celebrate Vatican recognition

Australia’s Lay Salvatorian community is celebrating its recent recognition by the Vatican as an international association of the faithful. Source: The
Bridge

Laity Pope Francis

Laypeople not guests in the Church: Pope

The Church is a home that priests and laypeople need to care for together, Pope Francis said on Saturday. Source: CNA.

Church Life Laity

Conference explores shared mission for clergy and laity

Archbishop Christopher Prowse says a gathering at the Vatican this week will help clergy and lay people alike better understand how they can work together to carry out God’s mission. Source: ACBC Media Blog.