ordinary lay

ordinary lay

n
(Knots) the form of lay found in a cable-laid rope
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Believing that involvement by ordinary lay citizens remains critical to addressing the challenges of nuclear waste cleanup in the United States, Power (a recent senior policy advisor in the Nuclear Waste Program of the Washington State Department of Ecology) introduces a general audience to the technical, legal, and political issues concerning the production and mitigation of nuclear waste hazards in the US.
Now in a newly revised and expanded second edition, Pastoral Care In Hospitals by author, lecturer, and hospital chaplain Neville Kirkwood shares his more than twenty years of experience, expertise and wisdom to assist clergy and trained lay pastoral workers (as well as ordinary lay people who simply want to visit their fellow-parishioners or family members) in making their visits and ministries more meaningful and enriching to the patients they attend.
"At the heart of these problems is the alienation of the hierarchy, and to a lesser degree many of the clergy, from ordinary lay women and lay men," Appleby said.
Written for ordinary lay people willing to work at their reading, it approaches the subject through four themes: doctrine, society, art, and liturgy.
Primarily a lay initiative, the encyclopedia makes accessible to ordinary lay people the teachings of the Church on everything from A to Z, or at least as much as can fit in one volume.