Appeared in Vol. 2 No. 1
In recent years, Catholics have become legitimately concerned with developing the role of lay men and women in the overall apostolate of the Church. There has been equal legitimate concern to see that both lay and priestly renewal are constructively channeled to support rather than con ict with the Church’s divine mission. In an article rich in both ecclesial and Trinitarian overtones, Sr. J. Miriam Blackwell describes and analyzes the pioneer work of Thomas Augustine Judge, a priest who contributed much to the delineation of the nature of the lay apostolate. Although Fr. Judge worked in the early twentieth century, the author points out, his ideas are important to a thorough understanding of the Church in any age.
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