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reduce to lay status


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Glissenti's own version of the Dance of Death in the fourteenth novella (in Book Three), not only radically laicizes the traditional scheme found in Marchant or Holbein, but also pitches the encounter between Death and his victims in a markedly professional framework.
Delisle, a spokesman for the Worcester diocese, said Bishop McManus has asked that the Vatican laicize other local priests who have been removed from active ministry by the diocese because of allegations of sexual misconduct.
In Great Britain, the editor of the Catholic monthly Christian Order writes that the bishops of England, Scotland, and Wales do not study the successful dioceses, and that, "by suppressing orthodoxy in general and discriminating against orthodox vocations to the priesthood, the Modernists create a shortage of priests; they then present the shortage as a fair accompli requiring the introduction of strategies to laicize the clergy and democratize the Church.
Almost certainly the Church will not laicize him; it would be an extremely rare exception if she did.
Delisle said, the local diocese formally petitioned the Vatican to laicize - defrock-Mr.
That same month, Francis would laicize Gabino Miranda Melgarejo, 54, who had resigned as auxiliary bishop of Ayacucho, Peru, in May under pressure from allegations that he had sexually abused boys.
2003 July: Dolan asks the Vatican to laicize Budzynski was so obviously horrible that I thought I want this one done and I want it done expeditiously.