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The Pope's wisdom:
"The reform that’s needed, he continued in that interview,
is “neither to clericalize nor ask to be clericalized. The
layperson is a layperson and has to live as a layperson
with the power of baptism, which enables him to be a
leaven of the love of God in society itself, to create and sow
hope, to proclaim the faith, not from a pulpit but from his
everyday life. And like all of us, the layperson is called to
carry his daily cross — the cross of the layperson, not of
Could have been said by St Josemaria Escriva, or Bl John
Henry Newman or St Francis de Sales.
Lumen Gentium speaks of the universal call to holiness
for all the baptised.
Sanctify your work; in so doing sanctify yourself; in so
doing sanctify those around you; in so doing sanctify the
It starts with me ...
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