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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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Father Ragheed Ganni, martyr and friend remembered

By Donna Orsuto ROME — This Pentecost, I remembered in a special way Father Ragheed Ganni, who was brutally killed in Mosul, Iraq, after celebrating the Eucharist on Sunday, June 3, 2007. Marking the 10th anniversary of his martyrdom, I … Continue reading

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The youthful church in Iraq

by Tommaso Bacci The Lay Centre student community was pleased to host its first intercultural evening of the year on 28 February. It was the first in a series of events that aim to enrich the community through the unique cultural diversity … 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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Pastor speaks of marriage, family in Rome

Monsignor Nicola Filippi celebrated mass with The Lay Centre community Nov. 16. The monsignor serves as secretary to Cardinal Agostino Vallini, vicar general of the Diocese of Rome. Msgr Filippi is also the pastor of San Roberto Belarmino Parish. After dinner, Msgr Filippi shared the … Continue reading

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Pontifical schools also addressing needs of laity

“The kind of society we want tomorrow depends on the higher education that we have today,” said Father Friedrich Bechina, FSO. The Undersecretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education at the Vatican joined The Lay Centre community for weekly Mass … Continue reading

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Being church in the centre of Rome

By Julianne Calzonetti On All Soul’s Day, The Lay Centre community had its weekly Mass and dinner with Father Angello Stoia, pastor of the Basilica dei Santi Apostoli, a beautiful church in the historic centre of Rome. The day’s reading was … Continue reading

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