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laity

laymen, as distinguished from clergymen
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THE VOCATION OF THE LAITY TO EVANGELIZATION: AN ECCLESIOLOGICAL INQUIRY INTO THE SYNOD ON THE LAITY (1987), CHRISTIFIDELES LAICI (1989), AND DOCUMENTS OF THE NCCB (1987-1996).
If we rightly admire the ecumenical openness of the pope, we also have the right to ask why this openness does not extend first of all to the episcopal college and to those of the Catholic laity who have affirmed that "we are the church" and have expressed themselves on a national level in "appeals of the people of God." The adult laity should have their word to say in questions which are of vital interest to them.
Conference of Catholic Bishops responded to the need to encourage an enlivened laity. A new secretariat was created, and Leckey, who did not even know where the bishops' headquarters was, was hired in October 1977 as the founding director of the Secretariat for the Laity.
Iloilo City -- At the Feast of Nuestra SeAaAaAeA~ora de la Candelaria (O Lady of Candles), the Catholic laity in Iloilo were reminded that Mary can serve as guide towards strengthening their role in society.
Benedict XVI says the laity should be seen as truly "co-responsible" for the Church, and not just "collaborators" with the clergy.
Torraville was declared the new bishop after he received 26 votes from the clergy and 62 from the laity on the third ballot.
While the CPF did not singlehandedly transform the dynamics within the American Catholic Church, Catholic protest of the Vietnam War contributed to greater dialogue between the American Catholic laity and the American Catholic hierarchy and helped amplify the voices of Catholic laypeople in public debates about both political and religious issues.
In his brief conclusion he notes that the friars were part of a broad textual community that included conversi, tertiaries and the laity. He is doubtless aware of the lively discussions of textual communities and the circulation of ideas, but in his discussion of vernacular sermons he notes on ly in passing their connection to confraternities and the laity.
This six-part study series on the ministry of the laity was developed for the congregations of the Presbytery of Lindsay-Peterborough for use during Lent 2002.
What they fail to realize is that there still exists a deep wound in the psyches of many lay men and women, primarily involving the issue of trust on the part of the laity regarding the preaching and actions of the hierarchy.
Manila, Philippines - In observance of the Year of the Laity, series of talks will be held at Layforce, San Carlos Pastoral Formation Complex in Guadalupe, Edsa, Makati City every third Saturday of the month starting on January 18 and until Dec.