See this online text:
- Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation “Christifideles Laici” on the Vocation and the Mission of the Lay Faithful in the Church and in the World, by Pope John Paul II, December 30, 1988. May be read online ar the Holy See and at IntraText.
See also these related texts:
- “Guiding Principles of the Lay Apostolate: Address to the Second World Congress of the Lay Apostolate”, by Pope Pius XII, October 5, 1957. May be.read online (on this page) at the EWTN Library and at Papal Encyclicals Online.
- “The Place of Eucharistic Adoration in the Apostolate of the Laity in Light of Magisterial Teaching”, by Jessica Leach (2014). Thesis for the degree of Master of Philosophy (School of Philosophy and Theology), University of Notre Dame Australia. Available in pdf format at University of Notre Dame Australia.
- “Reflections on John Paul II’s Theology of the Laity: 20th Anniversary of Christifideles Laici (1989)”, by Peter N.V. Hai. Available in pdf format at Australian Catholic University.
- “The Role of the Laity: An Examination of Vatican II and Christifideles Laici”, by Carl E. Olson. May be read online at Ignatius Insight: may be Part I and Part II. According to the text, “A slightly different version of this article appeared in the September/October 2000 issue of The Catholic Faith magazine.”
- The Theology of the Laity, by Fr. John Saward. Part 1 may be read online on this page, and Part 2 may be read on this page, at Christendom Awake. [Other works by Fr. Saward may be found on this page of Christendom Awake.]
- “The Vocation and Mission of the Lay Faithful in the Light of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Christifideles Laici”, by Bishop Josef Clemens. Available in pdf format at the Pontifical Council for the Laity.
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