My church is largely run by laypeople. I have a lot of concerns that, while well intended, many of the decisions made are not always congruent with the teachings of the Catholic church. Is there any church organization of laypeople that exists whose primary mission is to help ensure churches are run explicitly according to the teachings of the church? I’m aware of Knights of Columbus, Altar Rosary Society, etc. and they’re all great, but I’m looking for one that is devoted to preserving our faith, and recognized by the Church as doing such.
If not, would the Catholic church consider forming one somehow? While this notion may sound silly at first, I find that many people don’t consider congruence with teaching with as much urgency as they should. Instead, they rely on what they know, or how they interpret a teaching. As church attendance goes down and more priests retire, my local diocese is relying more and more heavily on laypeople. If there was an organization of laypeople sanctioned by the church that people could join, whose primary mission was to ensure the individual churches stay congruent to her teachings, I feel we could do much better in maintaining and upholding our Catholic faith.
And if such an organization already exists, please let me know! Thanks and God Bless