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Synonyms for laity

in Christianity, members of a religious community that do not have the priestly responsibilities of ordained clergy

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Pope Francis appointing a commission gave the laity a glimmer of hope that something significant would be done to restore their faith in the church's concern for them.
I therefore call upon all the parish priests, religious and laity to make a good use of this office for proper coordination", said the newly elected youth leader at the diocese.
Those of us who were in touch with the means of formation provided by Opus Dei, mostly graduate and undergraduate students at Harvard University, did not have to wait for the Second Vatican Council to be told about the authentic spirituality of the laity, as contained in Apostolicam Actuositatem: "Since Christ, sent by the Father, is the source and origin of the whole apostolate of the Church, the success of the lay apostolate depends upon the laity's living union with Christ, in keeping with the Lord's words, 'He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit, for without Me, you can do nothing.
Laity says that using Neat Feat roll-on dally will prevent athlete's foot and eliminate foot odor.
In my view, the old clerically-dominated model of church leadership is no longer appropriate (if it ever was) in an era in which the laity are finally being asked to play a bigger role in their church.
However, it should be clear that we acted upon the request of the Government, because it had understood that there could be no other military solution," Laity explains the events in Aracinovo.
urges the laity (and clergy) to become knowledgeable about church history, particularly regarding the role culture plays in church practice.
Cossar examines the connections between social values and religious activity among the laity in the diocese of Bergamo by studying the institutions to which they turned to meet their religious needs: confraternities, hospitals, and parish churches.
The laity voiced their struggles with large families and called overwhelmingly for a lift on the birth control ban.
Your agenda should include implementation plans that powerful forces in the church cannot sabotage or that the laity are willing to institute themselves, like ignoring the church's ban on artificial contraception.
The hierarchy's keen (and historically repetitive) observance of a "too little, too late" response to the pastoral dilemma on the contraception issue not only created the well-documented divide between the laity and clergy, but perhaps even more devastatingly, also created a divide between the hierarchy and its parish priests.
physicist and Lutheran pastor, has become increasingly well known for his ability to make the complexities of theoretical physics digestible for pastors and laity.
There were sixty of us from thirteen English-speaking nations, including a handful of mostly North American laity.
In its commitment to educating the laity, the college offers a diploma in lay leadership.
Those sentiments presume that faith ministers find it so much easier than laity to live up to the high standards of their particular religion.