Secular Clergy

Secular Clergy Parish priests and all who were charged with the cure of souls were named clerici seculares, so called as living according to the manners of the time (seculum). They were so called in contradistinction to regular clergy (q.v.), who belonged to the monastic orders or religious congregations.

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