Resources - Laity

Even before the Second Vatican Council, the Church deemed it necessary to deepen the foundations of the vocation and mission of the lay faithful within her, as well as throughout the world, reaping the seeds of that "promotion of the laity" already begun in the 19th Century.

The teachings of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council gave considerable impetus to this deepening, offering wisdom that has since become indispensable in developing studies.

On this page there are the major magisterial interventions of the Church and the Popes on the subject.