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‘Unprecedented’ event urges church leaders to be bold evangelizers

By Laura Ieraci About 3,500 Catholic leaders, more than 150 bishops and 300-plus priests participated in an “unprecedented” national event in the life of the U.S. church last month. The “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in … Continue reading

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Rome in August — extraordinary in the everyday

By Donna Orsuto Objectively Rome is hot in these days. The temperature hovers around 100 degrees Fahrenheit each day and there is no rain on the horizon anytime soon. This year, the water supply in the city is alarmingly low, … Continue reading

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Lay Centre alum works to found centre for marriage and family

By Laura Ieraci MONTREAL — Lay Centre alumna Katerine Perrault is working to found a new centre to support marriage and family in Canada. A native of Montreal, Perrault lived at The Lay Centre (2012-2014) while studying at the John … Continue reading

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Leadership expert urges laity to present themselves for action

By Laura Ieraci The proliferation of programs offering formation in church leadership in the United States is a “good sign” and a huge shift from when laywoman Kerry Robinson began with Leadership Roundtable 12 years ago. Founded by Geoff Boisi, … Continue reading

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Living Christian Joy Daily: Everyone’s Call

The Lay Centre recently hosted a small dinner event to celebrate the publication of Living Christian Joy Daily: Everyone’s Call – Essays from Rome by the Libreria Editrice Vaticana.  The small volume was edited by Profs. Donna Orsuto and Michael … Continue reading

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Exploring treasures of Italy through academic study

With the help of The Lay Centre and Loyola University Chicago’s John Felice Rome Center, the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University brought 16 graduate students from various degree programs and a few guests to Rome for two academic … Continue reading

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A buddhist nun shares in Lay Centre life

My name is Sayalay Sandardikar and I am a Buddhist nun from the Burmese Theravada Tradition. I spend much of my time in Myanmar meditating and studying the Buddhist texts, but I also enjoy engaging in interreligious dialogue with the … Continue reading

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