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The Church tells us “by reason of their special vocation it belongs to the laity to seek the Kingdom of God by engaging in temporal affairs and directing them according to God’s will.” The laity participates in them in a special way so as to illuminate and order all temporal things with which they are closely associated so that they may always be affected according to Christ and may be to the glory of the Creator.

The initiatives of lay Christians are necessary for matters involving discovering or inventing the means for permeating social,…

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