Last spring, on Holy Thursday, I was invited to join a group of diverse Catholics for a National Convening on Lay Leadership. The Convening was held at Georgetown University this past June. I was encouraged and enlightened by the group of committed Catholic leaders who gathered over Father’s Day weekend for a critical and robust conversation about the future of the Church and the health of our nation.
I and many continue to believe that the best path forward for our wounded Church must integrally and intentionally employ the gifts of the talented Catholic laity. The report from the National Convening was released last evening by the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought in Public Life at Georgetown University. It can be found here: https://catholicsocialthought.georgetown.edu/publications/report-of-the-national-convening-on-lay-leadership-for-a-wounded-church-and-divided-nation