The council members tried to balance their desire for greater engagement by the laity
with preserving the church's hierarchical structure.
However, it should be clear that we acted upon the request of the Government, because it had understood that there could be no other military solution," Laity
explains the events in Aracinovo.
While no testimony can be given from Luther to assert a distinction between laity
and clergy, his emphasis is that it is the authority of the proclaimed word that renews the public office of ministry (4).
urges the laity
(and clergy) to become knowledgeable about church history, particularly regarding the role culture plays in church practice.
Cossar examines the connections between social values and religious activity among the laity
in the diocese of Bergamo by studying the institutions to which they turned to meet their religious needs: confraternities, hospitals, and parish churches.
voiced their struggles with large families and called overwhelmingly for a lift on the birth control ban.
The author supports this rather hopeful notion by demonstrating a heartfelt and unwavering desire among the laity
to be in communion with the church--as made evident through lay-edited Catholic magazines, parishioner letters to their priests and amongst themselves, and an increasing amount of social data on Catholics and sexuality.
I was especially happy to read in that interview his concern for implementing the role of the laity
since the Council.
Seven people are fully enrolled in the laity
program with 30 or 40 more taking individual courses.
Incidentally,if Ministers are paid to be good,does that mean that the laity
are good for nothing?
The author addresses issues that pervaded society at the time and sets for herself the daunting task of investigating how an emerging Catholic laity
would find their place in that society while at the same time creating their own identity.
The change, somewhat like exposing part of the belly of the nave -- a spatial move -- conspires to order temporally and ennoble the procession of both laity
and clergy as each chapel, daylit from mysterious sources above, invites repose.