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The Council of the Baptized is a deliberative body whose purpose is to discern the sense of the faithful in the Archdiocese and to be its voice. People of the Archdiocese, our local church, are responsible by their baptism for the mission of the church which is to proclaim the good news that Jesus brought to the world. Some institutional policies and practices serve that purpose and some do not. The people will bring their concerns of conscience regarding policies and practices that do not serve the mission to the Council in written form and the Council will deliberate on the questions and decide which concerns to address.  The Council will then issue position statements (1-2 pages) or position papers (6-12 pages). They may also endorse programs that people are willing to implement and they may recommend programs to the Archdiocese to implement with staff and funding.

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Council of the Baptized Open Forum, April 10, 2018


The Vatican II discussion with theologian Catherine Michaud, C.S.J. on March 13 was inspiring.  We will be continuing our discussion of Vatican II spirituality on April 10.  Joe Reid will be talking about freedom.  Find out more details here after March 19.  It is at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700 S. Snelling Avenue in St. Paul. 


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CCCR/Council of the Baptized Lay Network

to connect  parishes and deaneries

for a strong lay voice on matters of concern in our Archdiocese. 


Please register your name, email address, home address, and parish (if any). 

We need your home address to place you geographically in the Archdiocese.  Thanks..