- Oct 28, 2020
On Tuesday, the Vatican released a document titled “Iuvenescit Ecclesia” on the relationship between the hierarchy and lay-led movements in the Church. Here, Father Matthew Schneider L.C. provides an overview of the document’s main points.
In a new document from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican says new lay movements in the Catholic Church are a ‘great resource’ but insists they must accept the authority of the hierarchy, and warns that getting official recognition may take a while.
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