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John Henry Newman on developing a spirituality of the laity

John Henry Newman on developing a spirituality of the laity

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By Donna Orsuto  Cardinal John Henry Newman's commitment to promote an intelligent and educated laity is well known. The English cardinal, whom Pope Francis will canonize this Sunday, was convinced that only a well-formed laity would be …
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'Faithful layperson' who lived simple life with family beatified

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KOSICE, Slovakia — With all of the press coverage in recent weeks ahead of the high-profile canonizations Oct. 14, namely of St. Paul VI and St. Oscar Romero, the beatification of a young Slovak laywoman seemed to slip under the radar. Anna …

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Four laypeople advance in cause for canonization

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By Elena Dini ROME — Pope Francis recognized the "heroic virtues" of four laypeople July 5, thus advancing their sainthood causes. Italian politician Giorgio La Pira (1904-1977) was born in Pozzallo, Sicily. Having witnessed two …

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