I was wondering if a priest can join or stay in a lay group?
For example I am discerning the priesthood and or religious life. I currently belong to a lay confraternity called the Brotherhood of Saint Dismas. I also am planning on joining the third order of Saint Dominic.
However because I am discerning being a priest or atleast religious life, Norbertines, FSSP. Institution of Christ the king, or even the Dominican Order. If I do become a priest or even join religious life, may I remain in the lay confraternity, and the third Order of Saint Domonic?