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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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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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Vatican’s Secretary for interreligious dialogue visits Lay Centre

By Matthew Doeing Father Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, MCCJ, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, joined The Lay Centre resident community for Mass and supper, 13 January. During the Mass, Father Ayuso mentioned a section of Pope Francis’ … 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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Holy Year of Mercy opens in Rome

by Matthew Doeing This past Tuesday, a handful of Lay Centre students made a pilgrimage to the Vatican for quite a special occasion: the initiation of a new Jubilee — the “Holy Year of Mercy.” As the Holy Father has … Continue reading

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