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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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Evening Discussion on Lay Leadership in the Church

By Matthew Doeing On 9 March, our community was proud to welcome a group of laypersons who brought a message about the importance of management, best practices, and lay leadership in the Church. In particular, our visitors consisted of laywomen who had … Continue reading

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Alumni Focus: Service in education

Author, professor, dean: Lay Centre alumna Dr Dianne Traflet has developed a reputable career in the academia. Currently, Dr Traflet is the associate dean of graduate studies and administration at Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J., in the United … Continue reading

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Sainthood cause opens for laywoman

The life of a Canadian, single laywoman is being proposed as a model for holiness. The cause for sainthood of Jeanne Le Ber was officially opened in Montreal last month, more than 300 years after her death. Her life was … Continue reading

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Students get insider perspective on family Synod

By Filipe Domingues The Synod of Bishops on the Family was the theme of our Wednesday community evening, 21 October. After the celebration of the Eucharist, presided by Fr John Keating, General Councillor of the Carmelites, a group of remarkable guests … Continue reading

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Alumni News: Raising hearts through sacred music

Twenty-two years and counting… That’s how long Rosemarie Darby, an alumna of The Lay Centre, has been directing the St Philip Neri Singers, a semi-professional liturgical choir she founded in Manchester, England, in 1993. Her 16-member choir travelled to Rome … Continue reading

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