Keep the Faith, Change the Church.

Pope institutes new ‘secular ministry’ of Catechist open to laymen and laywomen /

“‘Catechists,’ he (Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization) said, ‘must know that they speak in the name of the Church and transmit the faith of the Church, but always doing so in a ‘secular’ manner, ‘without falling into forms of clericalism that blur the true identity of the ministry, which must express itself not primarily in the liturgical sphere, but in the specific sphere of the transmission of the faith through proclamation and systematic instruction.'”

In the Vineyard: May 8, 2021

In the Vineyard :: May 8, 2021 :: Volume 21, Issue 9

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Re–Membering the Church: Moving Forward 

Voice of the Faithful's 2021 national conference will look closely at the body of the Church to see how structure, power, participation, and accountability can be brought together within the Church, fulfilling its mission of bringing Christ to the world.

Podcast: Inside the secret process of appointing a Catholic bishop

"The bishop selection process is perhaps the most secretive hiring process in the world, shielded from both the cadidate and the priests and people he will serve. (America: The Jesuit Review)

“When Father John Wester received a call just before 8 a.m. Mass, he had no idea it would be the nuncio, the pope’s ambassador, phoning to tell him he would be the next auxiliary bishop of San Francisco.