In a nutshell the Council tells us that the priest and laity must work together in order that the Church, the Body of Christ, may fulfil its mission to preach the gospel to every creature.
Without the priest there can be no fullness of the lay apostolate. Without the laity there can be no fullness of the priesthood for the priest must have members just as Christ himself had members.
Without the twelve, without the seventy-two, above all without Mary, there would be no Church, no Body of Christ in the modern world. Without the priest the vast potential of the laity remains untapped. A great reservoir remains just that - it does not flow into life-giving circulation. Instead it stagnates.
Dr. Finola Kennedy, Economist
Legion of Mary Child Safeguarding Policy
The Legion of Mary Child Safeguarding Policy aims to do everything
possible to provide a safe environment for children and young people
where they are cherished and encouraged to become involved in the life
of our Church.
The Legion of Mary is a lay apostolic association of Catholics who, with the sanction of the Church and under the powerful leadership of Mary Immaculate, Mediatrix of All Graces, serve the Church and their neighbour on a voluntary basis in about 170 countries. With the approval and support of the Popes and a great many Bishops, Priests and Religious, as well as the prayers and efforts of legionaries, the Legion, by the grace of God, has grown into a worldwide organisation with several million members.