Can someone help me on the ways in which the following are different, and how they might be approved through the Church (local, Diocese, or further up)
A "movement" such as the Catholic Worker Movement
A religious order
A parish ministry
A ministry within a parish that might grow or join with another parish?
I'm wondering how each one must process through in order to be sanctioned. I am a great admirer of the Catholic Worker Movement and support the local house near my parish. I was wondering, was the Catholic Worker movement sanctioned differently from, say, an "order?" (Was it officially sanctioned by the Church?) I've read about Dorothy Day, but can't recall if the CW movement was or was not "officially" approved. Whether it was or not, it's a beautiful movement and I just began to think about the different types of "groups" in the Church.
Are "movements" by laypersons required to be sanctioned? Forgive me, I'm not that knowledgeable about these, and wondered if some of these "groups" go through a diocese and then go through other steps.