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Pope Francis presides over Mass for the Sunday of the Word of God in St. Peter’s Basilica on Jan. 21, 2024.

Pope Francis: Return to God’s word rather than social media’s ‘violence of words’

Jan 21, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Speaking of the “immense power” that the word of God can unleash in people’s lives, Pope Francis encouraged us to... Read more

The Vatican on April 2, 2022, announced that Pope Francis had appointed Father Earl K. Fernandes to be the next bishop of the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio.

Columbus Diocese to close 15 churches; bishop calls for stronger Catholic engagement

May 26, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

As part of a parish reorganization and merger plan, Bishop Earl K. Fernandes spoke of new possibilities for growth. Read more

Pope Francis meets with participants of the plenary assembly of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life on April 22, 2023, at the Vatican. 

Lay ministry must be done in service to others and not become ‘self-referential,’ Pope Francis says

Apr 25, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Pope Francis emphasized the importance of lay ministers working in service to others rather than as a way to inflate... Read more

An advertisement from the new documentary on Catholic lay leadership, "The Hour of the Laity," created by Tepeyac Leadership, Inc.

New documentary calls on lay Catholics to become civic leaders

Oct 8, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

“The Hour of the Laity” focuses on the duty of lay Catholics to use their time, talents, and resources to... Read more

University of Notre Dame.

Notre Dame conference to focus on call to lay leadership

Nov 22, 2019

A professor at the University of Notre Dame has offered his reflections on lay leadership in the Church, in preparation... Read more