confidence, courage, and commitment: the lay vocation in the secular world
Pope Benedict Emeritus said action is urgent in this “profound crisis of faith”. Bl. John Paul II emphasized the importance of the lay vocation… 99% of the world. This “Sleeping Giant” will awake when the laity fulfills its vocation to engage in “temporal affairs… according to God’s will” (Lumen Gentium, 31). Pope Francis calls for “apostolic zeal” to move the Church forward, not ‘backseat’ (Couch-potato) Christians (excerpt from his early-morning homilies in the Casa Santa Marta residence chapel).