Laity

Why Isn’t Laicization More Public?

Many years ago, I flew to Chicago and drove a few of hours to attend a friend’s ordination to the priesthood.  I considered Chris[1] the best person I had ever… Read More

What Ever Happened to the “Lay Moment”?

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the promise and challenge of Lumen Gentium: “By our Baptism, we are all commissioned to proclaim the Gospel – the laity no less… Read More

Crisis Podcast Episode 7: The Role of the Laity

The vast majority of Catholics are lay people; living out their mission as Christians in the world. How did the laity respond to the abuse crisis? How can the laity… Read More

Four Take-Aways from Baltimore

As the clerical sex abuse scandal continues, Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the four measures passed at the USCCB General Assembly in June 2019. “The USCCB directives call… Read More

Finish the Job

Stephen White of Catholic University urges USCCB action on lay review of abuse allegations at the June 2019 General Assembly. “Would Rome balk at mandatory lay review? Maybe. But whether… Read More

Healing the Breach: What Can Laity Do? Acting Ecclesially

The fourth session of the Healing the Breach of Trust conference series addresses the question: What can the laity do to help the Church through this crisis? George Weigel (EPPC)… Read More

Healing the Breach: What Can Laity Do? Wounded Healers

The fourth session of the Healing the Breach of Trust conference series addresses the question: What can the laity do to help the Church through this crisis? John Carr (Georgetown)… Read More

Healing the Breach: What Can Laity Do? Introduction

The fourth session of the Healing the Breach of Trust conference series addresses the question: What can the laity do to help the Church through this crisis? Archbishop Allen Vigneron… Read More

The rebuilding of the Catholic Church (The Church Alive/EWTN Radio)

Stephen White, Executive Director of The Catholic Project at The Catholic University of America, discusses the renewal and rebuilding of the Catholic Church through faithful collaboration of the laity and… Read More

Healing the Breach of Trust: What Can Laity Do?

The fourth session of the Healing the Breach of Trust conference series addresses the question: What can the laity do to help the Church through this crisis? Dr. Teresa Sullivan… Read More

Faced with an Ongoing Sexual-Abuse Crisis, What Are Catholic Parents to Do? (The Atlantic)

By Julie Beck and Ashley Fetters- A look at the abuse crisis from the point of view of Catholic parents, including well-known Catholic moms who blog. One mom describes the… Read More

Many U.S. Catholics Question Their Membership Amid Scandal (Gallup)

Jeffrey M. Jones- As the Catholic church responds to more allegations of sexual abuse of young people by priests, an increasing percentage of Catholics are re-examining their commitment to the… Read More