News in Lay

Discontent brews among India's laity

Discontent brews among India's laity

by: John Dayal - UCAnews in Lay,

There are brilliant examples of great collaboration between the faithful, bishops and clergy. But Catholic Union leaders feel that in many dioceses, even basic provisos of the Code of Canon Law have not been observed, on issues of transparency, governance and the participation of the people.

How Social Media Made Me a Better Person

How Social Media Made Me a Better Person

by: Adam and Christine Jeske in Lay,

The problem isn't social media. The problem—and the solution—is us. You often hear about the dangers of social media, including: narcissism, wasted time, envy of the lives of others, lack of integrity or the temptation to restart unhealthy relationships. Of course, these are all concerns, and you need to consider them in terms of what role social media has in your life. 

Nuncio says parishes must rely more on laity

Nuncio says parishes must rely more on laity

by: The Tablet in Lay,

“In the face of this crisis, which nobody can deny, the churches should be pushed to give to the lay people more tasks surrounding the spiritual life of the parishes,” Archbishop Antonio Mennini, apostolic nuncio to Great Britain, said.

Lord Ashley, Champion of the disadvantaged

Lord Ashley, Champion of the disadvantaged

by: BBC - News in Lay,

Jack Ashley was a tireless crusader. For more than 40 years, first as an MP and then a peer he fought for the rights of the underprivileged and the disadvantaged. His efforts on behalf of the least fortunate in society won him the admiration and support of politicians from all parts of the political spectrum. 

The Importance of Vocation

The Importance of Vocation

by: Andreas Widmer - The Catholic Thing in Lay,

When I entered the Swiss Guards, I was twenty years old and, like my fellow guards, in peak physical conditionThe term “vocation” means much more than the standard dictionary definition of “a career path or line of work.” It is more of a “calling” than a “job.” According to John Paul II, your vocation answers the question, “Why am I alive?”

Laity on a mission

Laity on a mission

by: Fr Dominic Robinson SJ - The Tablet in Lay,

 Lay Catholics have an essential role to play in the new evangelisation in their parishes, but to do this they often need to acquire the appropriate skills. A new course of formation helps them to do just that. The programme aims to provide an integrated theological, spiritual and pastoral formation for laity which is ecclesially rooted in the life of the student’s parish.