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reduce to lay status

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A laicized priest remains a priest just as a Catholic who gets a legal divorce still is married in terms of the covenant.
A spokesman confirmed Mr Harris would not be able to marry in a church until he has been laicized.
Our clients and we believe the perpetrators should be laicized (permanent removal from the priesthood) either voluntarily or by the Church instituting actual court procedures under Canon law.
Wesolowski, 66, was laicized last year after a Vatican tribunal found him guilty of "grave crimes" under the Code of Canon Law, the legal system that governs global church doctrinal and administrative matters.
IN LATE JUNE, FORMER archbishop Jozef Wesolowski became the first papal nuncio to be laicized after being accused of sexually abusing minors.
Another diocesan priest, Thomas Teczar, was laicized in 2011.
In 1906, the Combes government, with a number of Freemason ministers, laicized French education and expelled the French religious orders.
Technically a laicized priest is not supposed to perform any kind of public ministry in his parish, such as lector or Eucharistic minister, though local practice varies.
Displaying disdain for what he portrays as their unswervingly disingenuous tactics, he underscores how their ecclesiology conveniently preserved clerical privilege (20) at a time when the Evangelicals' "overwhelmingly laicized mode of religious life" (57) threatened it.
Whereas Holbein generally followed Marchant's traditional scheme of an almost even mix of clerical and lay archetypes, Glissenti almost completely laicized this program.
He laicized Jozef Wesolowski, the former nuncio to the Dominican Republic, and placed him on trial for numerous charges of sexual abuse of children (see Page 3).
Flanagan, is the first diocesan priest to be laicized or removed from the priesthood.
Herbert Richey, removed from priestly ministry in the Toledo diocese in 1992 and laicized in 1997, has served recently as an organist at one of its parishes (St.
They should be laicized with or without their consent.