The Church landscape has shifted greatly since the Second Vatican Council ended in 1965. Many people have lost trust in the institution. Others find it irrelevant. Those who remain, however, have much to offer the Church they love. Today’s laity is engaged, educated and committed to building God’s kingdom.
Looking to the Laity overflows with real-world experience, hope, inspiration and practical suggestions from experts in liturgy, Catholic education, the contributions of women, sacramental preparation and religious education in parishes, justice, ecology, science and religion, and bioethics. Together with ordained ministers, lay women and men are ready to share their gifts with the Church to continue Christ’s mission.