NEWS STORY: Vatican: laity’s proper place is the pews, not the pulpit

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c. 1997 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY _ Facing an aging clergy and slower growth in priestly vocations, the Vatican expressed concern Thursday (Nov. 13) about the”negative consequences”resulting from the increasing number of priestly duties being performed by laity. In a new document on pastoral activity, approved by Pope John Paul II, the Roman Catholic […]

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