You Laity are Very Important and Should be Involved Reminding Priests and Bishops

by Steve Ray on October 3, 2020

We Catholics often think we should sit back and let the bishops and priests do everything. We should look to them to save our Church.

But Archbishop Fulton Sheen has a word of exhortation for us:

“Who is going to save our Church? Do not look to the priests. Do not look to the bishops. It’s up to you, the laity, to remind our priests to be priests and our bishops to be bishops.”                                   – Archbishop Fulton Sheen

The Catechism also states,  “In accord with the knowledge, competence, and preeminence which they possess, [lay people] have the right and even at times a duty to manifest to the sacred pastors their opinion on matters which pertain to the good of the Church, and they have a right to make their opinion known to the other Christian faithful, with due regard to the integrity of faith and morals and reverence toward their pastors, and with consideration for the common good and the dignity of persons.” (CCC 907).

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JoAnne McCormack October 5, 2020 at 11:58 AM

We need more of the laity to speak up and stand up for Jesus. Thank you for all you do, Steve. Wish I could do more but with God’s Grace I will always stand up for our church. I can’t wait for this pandemic to end. We want to go back to the Holy Land with you again. We want to really soak it in so that we can help be the hands, feet and voice of Jesus in a hurting world. (We were with you in September 2017- I am the travel agent lol). God bless you and your family.

STEVE RAY HERE: JoAnne, Janet and I remember you well! We also cannot wait to get back in the air again and I miss Israel so much. I’ll look forward to sharing it with you again to :-)

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