on the 1965 Vatican II document:
(Comments welcome here)
This article has several common sense ideas re lay associations:
* They are not ends unto themselves; rather they should serve the mission of the Church to the world
* With the growth of globalization, there's a need for international lay organizations
* Lay people have the right to found and control organizations
* An organization suitable for one nation may not be suitable for other nations
Jesus, please bless all lay organizations, especially international organizations!