Thursday, April 24, 2014

Save the Date!

Paul Lakeland
speaking on
Pope Francis and the Liberation of the Laity

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
1500 Franklin Ave SE
Minneapolis 55414

(For directions, click here)

Paul Lakeland is the director of the Center for Catholic Studies at Fairfield University. He is active in the American Academy of Religion, the Catholic Theological Society of America, and the Workgroup for Constructive Theology. His two most recent writings, both winners of Catholic Press Association awards, are The Liberation of the Laity: In Search of an Accountable Church and Catholicism at the Crossroads: How the Laity Can Save the Church.

Writes Lakeland:

"So if laity make up at least 98% of the church, why do so many of us still think of priests and bishops as the church? What would the church of the future need to look like if our under-standing of priest is, instead, relative to the layperson? What does Pope Francis have to say about the role of the laity in the world and the responsibilities the baptismal priesthood places on each of us who are baptized in Christ’s name.

As an apostolic church, each of us is called to participation in the very real work of going outward and spreading the gospel message rather than just conforming to rules or turning to clergy for sacraments as a means to our own individual salvation. What needs to change, what can remain the same, and what really needs to happen as we move into this church of the future?"

A reception will follow Paul Lakeland’s remarks.

This is a free event; no registration required
but space is limited.

Donations will be accepted.

Lakeland’s books will be available for purchase
(checks or cash).

This event is co-sponsored by St Frances Cabrini,

Contact: Art Stoeberl at 651-278-6630.

1 comment:

  1. Does the Archdiocesan institution support growth in holiness? Does it lead people in co-creating the Kingdom of God? Maybe Paul Lakeland will address these questions. Hope so.