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

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Religious Studies (MARS)


Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies

First Advisor

Richard Grigg


"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."


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.