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What are non-ordained lay person powers? [closed]

According to apostolic churches (those claiming apostolicity), what powers do the lay people unordained have? For example, both the Church of Rome and the Anglican church agree that a lay person can ...
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How does one become a “lay-minister” in the Catholic Church?

Wikipedia definition: Lay ecclesial ministry is the term adopted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to identify the relatively new category of pastoral ministers in the Catholic ...
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Existence of Catholic Church without hierarchy

In case of a global catastrophe (nuclear war or something similar), a big majority of the global population would die, including pope, all bishops, all priests, all deacons. In all churches with ...
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Are couples with secular marriages not allowed to serve in their Catholic parish?

Are couples who are not married in the Catholic Church, but are married civilly, really not allowed to serve in their parish? What I mean by "serve" is to act as a head of a particular parish ...