Code of Canon Law
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CHAPTER IV. Special Norms for Associations of the Laity
Can.327 Lay members of the Christian faithful are to hold in esteem associations established for the spiritual purposes
mentioned in can. 298, especially those which propose to animate the temporal order with the Christian spirit and
in this way greatly foster an intimate union between faith and life.
Can.328 Those who preside offer associations of the laity, even those which have been erected by virtue of apostolic
privilege, are to take care that their associations cooperate with other associations of the Christian faithful where
it is expedient and willingly assist various Christian works, especially those in the same territory.
Can.329 Moderators of associations of the laity are to take care that the members of the association are duly formed
to exercise the apostolate proper to the laity.