Francis: Spirit works in laypeople, ‘is not property of the hierarchy’

Another post it just in case you missed this one….reyanna

By Joshua McElwee         April 26, 2016                 National Catholic Reporter online

Pope Francis has again sharply denounced the culture of clericalism among priests in the Catholic church, calling it “one of the greatest deformations” that must be confronted by the global faith community and saying it helps “diminish and undervalue” the contributions that laypeople make.

The pontiff has also strongly reaffirmed the right of laypeople to make decisions in their
lives, saying that priests must trust that the Holy Spirit is working in them and that the Spirit “is not only the ‘property’ of the ecclesial hierarchy.”
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