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ACCU concludes successful Rome Seminar on higher education

ROME — The 13th Rome Seminar for the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU), organized in partnership with The Lay Centre, began 28 May and came to a fruitful conclusion on 1st June. Participants from the United States and Canada … Continue reading

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Women at the heart of the Church

By Samantha Lin On International Women’s Day, 8 March, Voices of Faith, a story-telling and community-building event that showcases the stories of diverse women in a wide range of fields, took place in Vatican City. In its fourth year, Voices of … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Lay Centre launches 30th year with ambassadors’ luncheon

By Matthew Doeing The Lay Centre inaugurated celebrations for its 30th anniversary year in Rome, 14 January, with its sights clearly set on the future. The resident community was deeply honoured to host a luncheon meeting with Vatican diplomats and their … Continue reading

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