This does not mean that the lay people are working for the pastor and that their loyalty is to him.
There are here a congregation of priests and ten families of lay people.
These associations can consist of lay people at least in the majority.
The whole attitude of parishes and lay people in this country towards their spiritual pastors is benevolent to a degree.
But,' he said, 'is it not needful to the lay people that cannot thus do, to go shrive them to priests?'
Sometimes it seems as if lay people show less intelligence in the church than in their world.
All too often lay people assume that the problems of the ministry and of the church belong to the clergy alone.
The society is administrated by lay people, of whom the present officers are: MM.
An appeal at this time was made by Bishop Bourget and colleges, convents and lay people responded in adopting the children.
While I could not find out from the lay people I asked that any ague was there, I now understand it is all through that locality.