laity

  • November 21, 2011

    Catholic bishops in Austria have rejected a call by dissident church members for lay people to preside at Mass when parishes have no priests.

  • October 27, 2009

    The whole people of God, including the clergy, are part of a living church present in communities throughout the world, says Savi Hensman. But the centrality of an empowered laity to a liberating faith can often be lost amidst debilitating church squabbles.

  • January 5, 2008
  • August 28, 2007

    In a move which could signal a longer-term shift in its ministry, the role of deacons as missionaries to their local communities should be taken more seriously, argues a report from the Church of England’s Faith and Order Advisory Group published last week.