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reduce to lay status

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One, named Jim Paton, wrote: "Just found out that Bishop Devine is now in the process of laicizing Father Matthew.
Was it not a Gospel imperative to care for Brian and try to heal him, rather than taking the expeditious route of laicizing and sending him away, completely alone?
The Jesuits have begun the process of laicizing McGuire.
laicizing the state, rendered agnostic toward the true religion."
While John Paul spoke of the "joyful recognition "of the development of the lay apostolate, he also warned of the dangers of "clericalizing the laity" and "laicizing the clergy,"