Pope Francis on Clericalism and The Role of Lay Catholics

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Pope Francis with Elderly woman

“The faith we have received is a gift that came to us, in many cases, from our mothers and grandmothers.”

Pope Francis’ recent remarks on the laity, the baptized, here: Pope Warns Against Clericalism, Speaks of Lay Catholics. And from Catholic News AgencyPope Warns Against a Babysitter Church. More on living your baptism here.

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Gadsden Finds God

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baptism in jail

A sheriff in Gasden County, Florida, inherited a community caught in a cycle of poverty, violence, and incarceration. He made an unusual decision and allowed churchgoers into the criminal justice system to help turn things around. Read it in The New York Times here: Gadsden Finds God. Read Pope Francis’ message to inmates in Mexico after the jump:

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