The Magisterium of the Church
85 "The task of giving an authentic interpretation of the Word of God, whether in its written form or in the form of Tradition, has been entrusted to the living teaching office of the Church alone. Its authority in this matter is exercised in the name of Jesus Christ."47 This means that the task of interpretation has been entrusted to the bishops in communion with the successor of Peter, the Bishop of Rome.
86 "Yet this Magisterium is not superior to the Word of God, but is its servant. It teaches only what has been handed on to it. At the divine command and with the help of the Holy Spirit, it listens to this devotedly, guards it with dedication and expounds it faithfully. All that it proposes for belief as being divinely revealed is drawn from this single deposit of faith."48
87 Mindful of Christ’s words to his apostles: “He who hears you, hears me”,49 the faithful receive with docility the teachings and directives that their pastors give them in different forms.
Walking with Purpose was founded by Lisa Brenninkmeyer in Annapolis, Maryland in 2002. A convert to Catholicism herself, Lisa noticed a lack of fresh, relevant Catholic Bible Studies to attract and meet the needs of young mothers; she decided to offer a Bible Study to help fill this need in the community. Eight women responded to her advertisement in the church bulletin, and the group began. Each year thereafter, the number of women in the program doubled as news of the positive impact of the program was shared, woman to woman, irrespective of faith background, age, or marital status. Women from both Catholic and Protestant churches were now part of the program, and all were gaining further insight into shared Christian ideals as well as a new understanding of different Christian traditions.
I wonder what your opinion on this is?. I want to say that for the Archbishop of Baltimore to promote this laity organization which requires the bishops* sign over* to the laity director teaching authority is highly incorrect. The Lord gave the authority the magisterium not give a laity organization teaching to teach. I think that is how laity get lost spiritual. It’s this legit?
What do you think?