5.6.5 Clergy and ReligiousDiocesan priests and religious are not considered
employees for purposes of compensation, leave policies, and benefits.
All religious—priests, brothers, and sisters—ministering in the
archdiocese receive compensation, stipends, and benefits according to a
schedule updated annually and approved by the archdiocese. Compensation and benefits for diocesan priests are determined according to the
Priest Personnel Policies and Guidelines in Priest Personnel Policies and Guidelines. Compensation and benefits for religious are
governed by the Policy for the Agreement for Services, Supervision and
Termination of Women and Men Religious for the Archdiocese of Los
Angeles (see also Religious Staff).
For this reason, while these persons, for ease of reference, are
sometimes referred to as "employees" and are subject to many
employment-related policies, the particular policies about employee
compensation, pay administration, leave of absence, and benefits do not
apply to diocesan priests or religious. The current Religious Compensation schedules are available from the Office of the Vicar for Clergy and Office of the Vicar for Women Religious.