Catholic Culture Overview
Catholic Culture Overview

Catholic Dictionary

Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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A layman hired or appointed to assist the pastor in the temporal administration of a parish. Originally quite common is some Catholic churches, it is now practically limited to the Anglicans or Episcopalians.

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