Religion: Out Loud

Making and keeping the world Christian was once largely the job of priests. In the past century the Roman Catholic Church, for one, came to realize that these shock troops were not enough. Since Pius IX (1846-78), all the Popes have urged the rank & file of Catholics to the front lines—through Catholic Action, defined as "lay participation in the apostolate of the hierarchy." Last week the Church's outstanding lay expert on Catholic Action, Paul McGuire of Adelaide, Australia, was in the U. S. on a coast-to-coast lecture tour, to expound the lay apostolate under the auspices of the Knights of...

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