Lay Leadership

Victim Assistance Coordinator Interview: Jenny Michaelson

 Jenny Michaelson Victim Assistance Corrdinator in the Archdiocese of Anchorage – Juneau Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Do you have a family? What did you study? How… Read More

Victim Assistance Coordinator Interview: Amy Cordon, Baton Rouge

This is the first interview in our new series, profiling the Victim Assistance Coordinators for Catholic dioceses around the country! This month, we interviewed Amy Cordon from the Diocese of… Read More

Finish the Job

Stephen urges USCCB action on lay review of abuse allegations at the June 2019 General Assembly. “Would Rome balk at mandatory lay review? Maybe. But whether canon law mandates lay… Read More

Healing the Breach: What Can Laity Do? Acting Ecclesially

The fourth session of the Healing the Breach of Trust conference series addresses the question: What can the laity do to help the Church through this crisis? George Weigel (EPPC)… Read More

Healing the Breach: What Can Laity Do? Wounded Healers

The fourth session of the Healing the Breach of Trust conference series addresses the question: What can the laity do to help the Church through this crisis? John Carr (Georgetown)… Read More

Healing the Breach: What Can Laity Do? Introduction

The fourth session of the Healing the Breach of Trust conference series addresses the question: What can the laity do to help the Church through this crisis? Archbishop Allen Vigneron… Read More

Healing the Breach of Trust: What Can Laity Do?

The fourth session of the Healing the Breach of Trust conference series addresses the question: What can the laity do to help the Church through this crisis? Dr. Teresa Sullivan… Read More

Catholic and apostolic: The complicated reality behind oversight of bishops (America)

By John Garvey- Catholic University President John Garvey weighs in on the complications surrounding lay review boards for bishops. He notes that the lay faithful largely do not trust their… Read More

Healing The Breach of Trust: Canon Law, History, Theology

The second session of Catholic University’s Healing the Breach of Trust series continues with presentations on the theological and historical foundations of the laity’s role in responding to the crisis:… Read More

Healing The Breach of Trust: Age of the Laity

Catholic University’s Healing the Breach of Trust series continues with addresses by Christopher Ruddy, Catholic University, on The Engagement of the Laity and Vatican II, and by Bronwen McShea, Princeton… Read More

Knowing What We’re Up Against

Stephen reflects on the need for engaging the laity, both in understanding its role in the crisis, and its possibility to help bring the Church out of it. “…without in… Read More