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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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Like Lazarus we all have a name

Ash Wednesday officially starts Lent, a period of 40 days that precedes Easter in the Christian calendar. Christians who observe Lent use it as a time for prayer and penance and preparation for the celebration of Christ’s resurrection. By observing Lent, … Continue reading

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Archbishop Roche and Dr. Carlo-Stella visit The Lay Centre

The Lay Centre welcomed two guests from the Vatican on 18 January, our last Wednesday community evening in the first semester of the academic year 2016-2017. Archbishop Arthur Roche, Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, and … Continue reading

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A dear friend is ordained a bishop in Brazil

ARARIPINA, Brazil — A good friend of The Lay Centre was ordained a bishop in Brazil: Bishop Francisco de Sales, O.Carm. Our Brazilian resident, Filipe Domingues, represented The Lay Centre community at the celebration, held 4 August. Domingues, who is in Brazil for his summer holiday, … Continue reading

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A different internship in the Eternal City

ROME  — A group of four students from Lehigh University, situated in Bethlehem, PA, arrived in Rome June 20 for a six week internship program at The Lay Centre. They will  participate in various activities at The Lay Centre, have opportunities for … Continue reading

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ACCU Rome Seminar comes to successful close

The Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU), a longtime partner of The Lay Centre, concluded last week another Rome Seminar, this time dedicated to the Year of Mercy. Entitled “The Year of Mercy: A Dynamic Exchange between Catholic Higher … 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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