Category: Pope Francis

  • Saints of the Global South

    Saints of the Global South

    I count three Italians, one Spaniard, one Pole and one Canadian on today’s list of six decrees presented by the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints and promulgated by Pope Francis.

  • Rebalancing lay ministry and lay apostolate

    Rebalancing lay ministry and lay apostolate

    Last month the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life gathered to reflect on the theme “Laypeople and the ministeriality of the synodal Church.

  • Lay apostolate and lay ministry according to Pope Francis

    Lay apostolate and lay ministry according to Pope Francis

    Here is perhaps the clearest explanation I have found of the difference between “lay apostolate” and “lay ministry” as well as the relationship between them. Significantly, it comes in Pope Francis.

  • Synodality

    Synodality

    “Synodality” is certainly one of the key words contributed by Pope Francis to the Catholic Church over the past eight years of his service as pontiff.

  • The poor

    The poor

    The IL starts well by quoting the opening line of Gaudium et Spes but none of its references seem to treat the poor as acting subjects or agents.