Week 9: The Laity Belong To The Church

Week 9: The Laity Belong To The Church

Last week we saw that the laity is a source of hope and love. This leads us to paragraph No. 9 of Christifideles Laici and John Paul II’s next teaching that the laity belongs to the Church and is responsible for helping Her to thrive!  The laity plays an important and...
Week 8: The Laity Is A Source Of Hope And Love

Week 8: The Laity Is A Source Of Hope And Love

The challenges are immense, even overwhelming. Facing the sheer depth of despair, anxiety, helplessness, and fear in the world and in the Church can make us discouraged. Very quickly we begin to hear the lie creep in, “This is all too much. What can you do? You are...
Week 7: The World’s Hunger For Truth

Week 7: The World’s Hunger For Truth

When you look at those who don’t follow Jesus or engage with Catholics who don’t take their Faith seriously, what do you see? Do you see an enemy? A problem to be dealt with? An annoyance to be ignored or side-stepped? Or do you see someone who is secretly miserable,...
Week 6: Secularism In The Church

Week 6: Secularism In The Church

The Church itself is not immune from secularism. All of us are tempted to fall into cultural Catholicism. We continually try to create a way to keep our Catholic card but live like the rest of the culture. But to be Catholic is to be countercultural. To follow Jesus...
Week 5: The Urgent Issue of Secularism

Week 5: The Urgent Issue of Secularism

Everyday life is filled with extreme challenges and temptations. Our culture is surrounded by sexual exploitation, unhealthy lies about how to live, and everywhere there is rage, anxiety, and despair. This is the reality of secularism. But the laity is called to more...
Week 4: Why Do You Stand Here Idle?

Week 4: Why Do You Stand Here Idle?

“Why do you stand here idle all day?” (Mt. 20:6) The world needs you. The Church needs you. Christ is calling you. So why do you stand here idle? Is it because the brokenness of the world feels too overwhelming? Is it because it is easier to spend life doing things we...