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    akbenoit
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    Hello to all. I am new to this forum and would like to participate in a book study and discussion. Does anyone have a book suggestion? Does anyone read the National Catholic Register? Maybe we could start by discussing an article from it?

    I read a great article in the June 18-24, 2006 issue of the NCR. It was titled “Many Parishes Led by Laity, Despite Rome’s Words” by Gail Besse. This article hit home with me because I am located in the mid-western portion of the US and it seems that we are having a priest shortage. Also, the priests we have are aging and are unable to be as active as they were when they were younger. What are we to do?

    Angela

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    tana
    Member

    That is a really good question. I don’t have the Registar. . . .what does Rome say about it?

    I would like to discuss any books you might suggest. . . .I have quite a few. Maybe we could list a couple and see if we have any matches or if you have one that’s burning a hole through your night stand. . . . let me know. Tana

    #2918

    josie
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    Angela,

    I read that same article because it was reprinted (posted) on http://www.catholiconline.com.

    Tana, to answer your question, here’s what the article says about the situation:
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    The Vatican has been concerned about the trend for years.

    The Second Vatican Council stressed that lay people have an important mission of their own – in the world. A 1997 Vatican instruction on lay ministry was a strong reaffirmation that it was ordained ministers’ role to run parishes.

    The document had a rare pedigree. Called “Instruction on Certain Questions Regarding the Collaboration of the Non-Ordained Faithful in the Sacred Ministry of Priests,â€

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    tana
    Member

    How about Mother’s Rule of Life? Anyone read it? TAna

    #2920

    fredar
    Member

    Hi Tana,

    I have read a Mother’s Rule of Life and I mostly like it but I don’t seem to be able to put it into practice here. Because my husband doesn’t work a job with regular hours, we can’t stick to such a rigid family routine. She does have a lot of great ideas though – especially her recommendation to find time for Eucharistic adoration, which I plan to start doing soon – and I plan to read the book again soon.

    Freda

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    tana
    Member

    I agree it is a bit stringent on the scheduling, but I liked it and it makes a lot of sense. I, too, am going to have to reread for an intelligent discussion. Would you like to start rereading it with me?

    #2922

    andreson
    Member

    Hi!
    I’m also new. My name is Andreson & from US, recently joins this board for making knowledge & share ideas in this board!

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