Who?

All members of the Church, whether clerical, religious, or lay are called “the faithful”. After Baptism, we join the ranks. The laity of the Church are all those members who are neither bishops or priests (clerical state) on the one…

Not Priests

Nowadays, some Catholics think that the laity can take on the role of the priest. This is totally false because the laity don’t have the powers or the jurisdiction of the priest. Lay people should not take on liturgical functions…

> Example

The laity can help the Church in the care of souls by leading lives that will reflect credit on the Church and by cooperating with their bishops and priests, especially through Catholic Action. “Even so, let your light shine before…

> Obedience and support

A good Catholic obeys his ecclesiastical superiors in spiritual matters and gives them due respect. He looks on his lawful superiors as Christ’s representatives on earth. He is loyal to the Church in what he says and does. He doesn’t…