Tag Archives: ministry

QUAERITUR: Minister, ministry, apostle, apostolate…

From a reader:
I’m on the pastoral council at my parish. I hear people using the term “Ministry” for all kinds of activities. Pretty much all of these folks are lay Catholics.
I’m kind-of a stickler for terminology, because muddled … Continue reading

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Ecclesia de mysterio…. Ever heard of it?

In 1997 the Holy See issued an important document, unusual in its form and provenance in that it was signed by eight dicasteries, or departments of the Roman Curia.

Congregation for the Clergy
Pontifical Council for the Laity
Congregation for the Doctrine of … Continue reading

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If lay people “assist” at Mass, what does the priest do? Fr. Z rants.

A reader sent me a link to a blog I had never seen, Priest’s Secretary for an especially irritating entry.   The entry wasn’t irritating because the blog itself is loony.  Rather, the story recounted in the entry was loony, and … Continue reading

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