Tag Archives: The Lay Centre

“What is Mysticism and is it for every Christian?”

  Save the date: Saturday – January 21, 2017 at The Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas A lecture with Prof. Bernard McGinn, Ph.D. He is a Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology and of the History of Christianity in the Divinity … Continue reading

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Opening doors to a new reality of dialogue

ROME – The Lay Centre welcomed Father John Keating, O.Carm, who presided a Mass of Thanksgiving with the student community for the end of the academic year. He said The Lay Centre offers a place in the modern world to meet … 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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A special series for the Jubilee of Mercy

ROME — God’s mercy “goes beyond the confines of the Church” and “relates” Christianity to Judaism and Islam, which understand mercy as one of God’s most important attributes, said Pope Francis in proclaiming the Holy Year of Mercy currently underway. Building … Continue reading

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Christians called to glorify God with one voice

By Sebastian Harries For the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, The Lay Centre co-organised a talk by the biblical scholar and Anglican Bishop N.T. Wright and a service of ecumenical evening prayer. The event took place at the Centro … Continue reading

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What about the Millennial Generation?

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The results of a new Pew Research Center survey, released Jan. 4, found the up-and-coming generation of leaders, known as the Millennials, is less likely to believe in God and less likely to trust religious institutions than … Continue reading

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Dear friend Father Gallagher, SJ, called home to the Father

By Dr Donna Orsuto  Jesuit Father Michael Paul Gallagher, a generous friend of The Lay Centre, died after a short illness on 6 November, in Dublin. Over the years, while living in Rome and teaching at the Pontifical Gregorian University, … Continue reading

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