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Pontifical Council for Culture creates commission to hear women’s voices

By Filipe Domingues On the eve of International Women’s Day, the Pontifical Council for Culture officially announced the creation of the Consulta Femminile (or “Female Consult”). The consultative commission consists of 37 women, who have already been advising the pontifical council … Continue reading

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Pope’s letter affirms lay vocation in the church and world

ROME — Pope Francis shared a strong and clear message on the role of the lay faithful in the church and in the world in a recent letter made public by the Vatican April 26. The letter was first issued to Cardinal … Continue reading

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Lay Centre marks anniversary in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Friends of The Lay Centre gathered in Washington, D.C., Feb. 1, to mark the 30th anniversary of the institute. The benefit evening, hosted at Georgetown Visitation, underlined the growth of The Lay Centre’s mission and its international reach … Continue reading

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Alumni Focus: Service in education

Author, professor, dean: Lay Centre alumna Dr Dianne Traflet has developed a reputable career in the academia. Currently, Dr Traflet is the associate dean of graduate studies and administration at Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J., in the United … Continue reading

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Pope: laity have key role to play in Church

Laypeople are not “second-class members” of the Church but instead are called to participate in the priestly, prophetic and kingly offices of Christ’s earthly ministry, said the pope. He said the Second Vatican Council brought “a new way of looking … Continue reading

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New program set to repeat next summer

By Filipe Domingues The Lay Centre held its first-ever Italian language and culture program this past summer, called Buongiorno Roma! Last September, 12 guests stayed at The Lay Centre on the Caelian Hill while attending a language school five days … Continue reading

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Involve Muslims in Jubilee of Mercy, says cardinal

The Catholic Church’s upcoming Jubilee will proceed as planned and will welcome Muslims in the yearlong celebration of God’s endless mercy, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin in an interview with La Croix, following the terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November. For Muslims, … Continue reading

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