30 November 2019

Word of the Day: Lay Apostolate

LAY APOSTOLATE. Any form of service for the religious welfare of others practiced by the Catholic laity. More commonly refers to apostolic lay activity performed as part of an association or society. The lay apostolate, since the Second Vatican Council, may be one of three types: apostolic work done by the laity but totally supervised by the hierarchy; apostolic work conducted by the laity but officially responsible to the hierarchy; and the apostolic work totally conducted by lay men or women but approved by the hierarchy.

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