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A spokesman for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales issued a response to the 2011 census, released Tuesday by the Office for National Statistics, which shows that the number of people self-identifying as Christian stands at 33.2 million (59%), down from 37.3 million (72%) in 2001. The spokesman r...read more
Articles from section "Laity"
By Junno Arocho A grassroots movement started by several Catholic women has formed in New Orleans in response to what the women say is an infringement on their religious freedom. The protest …read more
A real and proper “epiphany of the Church in Africa,” is how Cardinal Stanislaw Ryłko , president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, described the success of the Pan-African Congress of …read more
Benedict XVI says the laity should be seen as truly "co-responsible" for the Church, and not just "collaborators" with the clergy. The Pope said this in an Aug. 10 message released Thursday by …read more
Here is a translation of the message Benedict XVI sent to the 6th Assembly of the International Catholic Action Forum. The message, dated Aug. 10, was released by the Vatican on Thursday. The …read more
Here is the text of the homily given Wednesday by Cardinal Thomas Collins, archbishop of Toronto. Cardinal Collins celebrated Mass at the Knights of Columbus supreme convention, which …read more