(The laity) are, by reason of the knowledge, competence or outstanding ability which they may enjoy, permitted and sometimes even obliged to express their opinion on those things which concern the good of the Church.

—Lumen Gentium, #37

It is a sad day in the Catholic Church when a partial Pentecost—one in which only a portion of the Church ventured forth, timidly and full of trepidation, from the upper room—marks a change for the better. But, given the choice between this year and last year’s Liturgical-Year-that-wasn’t, I imagine we would all take the version we just experienced. 

Praise the Lord

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