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LAITY. Those persons who do not make a part of the clergy. In the United States the division of the people into clergy and laity is not authorized by law, but is, merely conventional.

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The commission established by the pope to address the problem of pedophilia within the universal church has done little to remedy the issue of mistrust on the part of the laity.
On the same day, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) will lead laity groups in a Walk for Life rally at the Quirino Grandstand from 4:30 a.
The coordination office seeks to empower the youth in many ways such as scholarships, employment and will identify what belongs to the laity, ensuring it was given to them.
They were the first ones to realize fully the import of these words from the Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity: "The laity derive the right and duty to the apostolate from their union with Christ the head, incorporated into Christ's Mystical Body through Baptism and strengthened by the power of the Holy Spirit through Confirmation, they are assigned to the apostolate by the Lord Himself.
Laity says Neat Feat has always been about providing people with simple solutions to common problems.
A quick look through parish websites reveals that there are many and varied opportunities for the laity to contribute to the spiritual and physical life of their parish.
I agree the laity will have to play a bigger role in day-to-day running of parishes and in many places this is already happening.
Mark Laity, spokesman and chief for Strategic Communications of NATO, in his interview for ARENA in Brussels, among other things explains that the intervention of the Alliance in Skopje village Aracinovo, when ONA soldiers were evacuated, was upon the request of the Government and the then Macedonian President.
In ten chapters, Lakeland revisits themes of his earlier Liberation of the Laity (2003), especially the need for accountability and adult behavior on the part of all church members.
The study of the laity during the Middle Ages has been an active area of interest to researchers in recent years.
But diocesan priests, those priests who served parishes under the local bishops' direct supervision, understood that birth control was a sensitive topic because it involved highly private and intimate behaviors and because the laity might resent parish priests for addressing the issue directly and forthrightly.
In this personal memoir of pastoral life--surely one of the most interesting genres of church history--Killinger exposed the fault lines in theological education, eviscerated pastoral predecessors who were little more than power-mongering CEOs, laughed with clergy colleagues at the petulance of the laity, sympathized with clergy who were trapped in dead-end pastorates, opined that some of the best people he had known had been capable of some of the most dastardly deeds, identified the bottom line of budgets as the governing power in local churches, suggested that bungee jumping will one day be regarded by anthropologists as a symbol of our entertainment-starved culture, and enumerated the never-ending tasks of a local church pastor.