We Desperately Need a New Vision of the Laity

Posted October 31, 2016 7:48 pm by Josh Canning

We Desperately Need a New Vision of the Laity

On Sunday my wife and I passed a beautiful statue of Our Lady holding the Christ child. Below it was a plaque with the inscription “In Thanksgiving for Our Priests.”
My wife commented on how striking it was, and I agreed, both with the beauty and the sentiment. But I added:
“Wouldn’t it be amazing to see a statue like that honouring the laity?”
At first she laughed. Then she got a bit emotional.
“Yes. Oh man, we so badly need to think differently about ourselves as lay people.”
First, a disclaimer.
I deeply love our priests. It is a point of deep family pride

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