Lay Preaching

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Although there were many lay preachers in the early church, their style of preaching quickly fell into disuse as the pulpit became dominated by the ordained clergy. The new code of the Canon Law of the Roman church now allows lay people to preach once again under special circumstances. This article summarizes the value of lay preaching in the Roman Catholic Church.

The Restoration of Lay Preaching in the Roman Catholic Church

With the advent of the new Code of Canon Law, the prohibition...


The rest of this article is available with your subscription.