Title

Origin and Growth of Modern Lay Movements in the Roman Catholic Church and Their Potential in the Eastern Rite

Date of Award

5-2003

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Religious Studies (MARS)

Department

Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies

First Advisor

Richard Grigg

Abstract

"The exploration of two realities in the Catholic experience in America is the object of the research. ... First, the growth of ecclesial lay movements which are truly counter-cultural in respect to trends both in the Church and in American society. ... The other changing reality for the Church has been the importation of the Eastern rite Catholic churches to this country."

Comments

Master's thesis submitted to the faculty, Sacred Heart University MARS Program in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree Master of Arts in Religious Studies.