The Common Good and the Lay Apostolate

Catholics for the Common Good board member, Fr. Michael Sweeney, OP, explores the nature of the common good and the particular responsibility of the laity for its discernment and proposal to the culture. The Fathers of the Second Vatican Council declared that "the laity... are called by God to exercise their apostolate in the world like leaven, with the ardor of the spirit of Christ" (Apostolicam actuositatem §2). But how are lay Catholics supposed to put this duty into practice?

Fr. Sweeeney is President of the Dominican School of  Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley, CA.

This is the second lecture in the Manhattan Forum series sponsored by the St. Anthony of Padua Institute. In this lecture, "The Common Good and the Lay Apostolate."

Parts 1-9 follow:

Part 1

 

Part 2

 

Part 3

 

Part 4

 

Part 5

 

Part 6

 

Part 7

 

Part 8

 

Part 9

 



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