n.— «The vigils, participants and observers say, illustrate a dramatic transformation of the Catholic laity in the United States that has been unfolding since the 1960s, but has accelerated over the last three years as Catholics have become increasingly vocal in demanding change after the clergy sexual abuse scandal. Many of the vigilers, a word they have coined to describe themselves, are not affiliated with any interest groups and have not previously protested church activities, but have been spurred to resistance by a combination of sadness, anger, and distrust of the church hierarchy.» —“From the pews, quiet rebellion” by Michael Paulson Boston Globe Dec. 19, 204. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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