Articles for Laity

Vincent de Paul’s Pastoral Strategy In the 21st Century?

On the anniversary of the establishment of the Confraternities of Charity, I am struck by a still under the radar phenomenon springing up among Vincentian laity in various professions.

What is a Vincentian spirituality of the laity?

“we do not live in a cloister; we live in the world and yet we should not live as worldly people. This is difficult, very difficult, but this is also our obligation.”

Evaluating the “Francis effect”

Is Francis bringing people back to church?

Vincent dePaul – Pioneer of “lay ministry”

The important role that Vincent gave to the laity shows him as a precursor  of the Second Vatican Council. His teaching and practice echoed through the Blessed Frederic Ozanam and his influence on the development of the social doctrine of the Church and the Encyclical...

New pontifical website for lay Catholics worldwide

The Vatican's Pontifical Council for the Laity is positioning its website as a resource for lay men and women ahead of Pope Benedict's Year of Faith, which will kick-off in October, according to the Catholic News Agency. “It is directed to all the lay faithful that...

Vincentian Family in AMERICA Magazine

Vincentian Family in AMERICA Magazine

Why We Need to Canonize More Lay Saints Ever since the Second Vatican Council spoke of the “universal call to holiness,” there has been a move to recognize more lay men and women as saints, as models of sanctity for lay Catholics.  Several contemporary saints have...

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