Category: Vatican II

  • Does the lay person ‘belong’ at the Council?

    Does the lay person ‘belong’ at the Council?

    A few years ago, a small group of highly regarded theologians met to discuss the role of the layman in the Church. The principal result of their discussion nicely illustrates a central problem in the life of the Church today.

  • The role of the laity today

    The role of the laity today

    I’ve built up a thesis that I call “accidental theology” – God works through planned accidents. It was very much of a planned accident that I got involved in the lay apostolate back in 1948.