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clerical

adjective accessory, ad administrationem pertimens, administrating, administrative, assistant, attendant, attending, auxiliary, ex officio, helping, intermediary
Associated concepts: clerical acts, clerical duties, clerical errors, clerical mistakes, clerical omissions
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In the light of both the centrality of the pastor and clericalism referred to above, it becomes obvious how the communal and God-centred aspects of liturgy belong to each other.
Clericalism helps explain the traumatic bond that comes into being between a clergy abuser and his victim.
The church, he said, needs to dismantle the pyramid model of church, which "promotes the superiority of the ordained and the excessive emphasis on the role of the clergy at the expense of nonordained" and is the root cause of clericalism.
Shunning excessive institutionalization, clericalism and extravaganza.
Clericalism drives a wedge in an ongoing relationship with God in Christ.
In this little masterpiece, Lakeland imaginatively reveals the depth of Lumen gentium, critiques the narcissism and intransigent clericalism that prevents the fulfillment of Vatican II, and builds a case for a theology of humility for the Catholic Church.
Whoever thinks of women as cardinals suffers a bit from clericalism," he said.
According to the National Catholic Reporter, "By implication, 'Towards Understanding' was arguing that the culture of clericalism should be fundamentally reformed.
Abuse happens in the church because we perpetuate structures of clericalism that place clergy in unrealistic positions of power and adulation among the faithful," said the Rev.
Is it not wrong, terribly wrong to expect the Church to be the force for good in the world which it wants to be, and should be, when clericalism persists.
The priest, "giving out with the cant of a mind colonized by years of clericalism," typifies a church that just doesn't get it.
Santa Anna, like Mexico, struggled with monarchism and republicanism, centralism and federalism, clericalism and anticlericalism.