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Mentoring can help bridge gap between church and youth, says cardinal

By Laura Ieraci WASHINGTON — Accompanying young people in a style similar to that of Pope Francis can help to “bridge the ever-widening gap” between the church and young people, said Cardinal Joseph Tobin, C.s.S.R. The archbishop of Newark, New … Continue reading

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VPI in depth: An interview with Professor Carole Sargent

By Samantha Lin Last fall, The Lay Centre hosted a six-part lecture series, titled “The Peripheries in Our Lives, ” which featured theologians and other experts in their respective fields, who spoke from a faith perspective on a range of … Continue reading

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Antidotes to a Throwaway Culture – Lent at The Lay Centre

Thursdays February 15, 22 and March 1, The Lay Centre’s Lenten Series includes Morning Conferences 09.30am-12pm, Evening Conferences 6pm-7.15pm February 15, following Evening Conference – Inauguration Art Exhibition: “When Waste is Not Wasted“, by Riekie Van Velzen, co-founder of The Lay Centre. … Continue reading

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

by Rev’d Ruth Frampton They used to say that throwing a coin into the Trevi fountain would guarantee your return to Rome. Save your money! The fountain was drained and covered with scaffolding on my last visit and yet here … Continue reading

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Cardinal Tobin to speak at annual benefit

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Cardinal who has become known for his closeness to the members of his flock, to the marginalized and to their concerns will be the main speaker at The Lay Centre’s annual benefit in Washington, D.C., Feb. … Continue reading

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Chieti and Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue

Thursday, 18 January 2018 at 4:30 PM The Lay Centre and Centro Pro Unione, on the occasion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, cordially invite you to an afternoon of prayer and reflection. Lecture “Chieti and the Trajectory … Continue reading

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Recognizing the humanity in ‘the other’

By Samantha Lin In December, we welcomed resident scholar Tamara Sonn, who holds the Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Chair in the History of Islam at Georgetown University’s Alaweed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. While in Rome, Professor Sonn gave … Continue reading

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