laicize laicize

Definition(s):

  • (v) reduce to lay status

Usage(s):

  • More startling than Jacqueline Grennan's decision to become a laywoman is her proposal to laicize Webster.

News

  • Detroit archbishop wants priest laicized after child porn charges

    Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron said Wednesday he will ask the Vatican to laicize nonpracticing Catholic priest Timothy Murray, who is being sentenced Thursday on federal child pornography charges. Laicization would sever all ties between the Catholic Church and Murray, who in 2004 was removed as pastor of St. Edith parish in Livonia when it was learned he had molested a 13-year-old boy in the ...
    on January 23, 2014     Source: Detroit Free Press

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