The People Speak Out

Local voices connecting globally

This is important: to get to know people, listen, expand the circle of ideas. The world is crisscrossed by roads that come closer together and move apart, but the important thing is that they lead towards the Good.  (Pope Francis)

Canon Law 212 calls upon the laity to speak up:

2 - The Christian faithful are free to make known to the pastors of the Church their needs, especially spiritual ones, and their desires.

§3. - According to the knowledge, competence, and prestige which they possess, they have the right and even at times the duty to manifest to the sacred pastors their opinion on matters which pertain to the good of the Church and to make their opinion known to the rest of the Christian faithful, without prejudice to the integrity of faith and morals, with reverence toward their pastors, and attentive to common advantage and the dignity of persons.

Women in the Church articles

Although I consider myself a practising Catholic it saddens me deeply to see how the hierarchie of the Church is still completely male. I read the Bible and attend mass con a regular basis and still haven’t found a passage where Jesús treats women as subordinante to men. On the contrary, Jesús accepted women from the very beginning as well as men which was incredibly brave and revolucionary for that time. What is more, one of his most important disciples was Mary Magdalene. On the other hand , paintings of female priests have been discover in the catacumbs in Rome. Obviously the Roman Empire changed the Church gtting it backwards in many ways.I also admit Saint Paul is quite “misoginist” let’s put it this way, and that is reflected in some of his passages (women should be cover her hair at all times and be submitted to men since as the Church is the Head of God , men are the Head of women hence they should be submissive and never speak in públic , obey their husbands etc… However this is Saint Paul and not Jesus. I believe Pope Francis is aware of this. Women cannot be only accepted as mothers and wifes , we definetely are much much more than that. We Catholics should spread the Gospel the good news that Jesus brought to us and also mend the errors of the Church during all these 2000 years.Jesús and only Jesús is at the core of it and not the dogmas which come from the Middle ages. When one asks oneself what Jesús would say about female priests I have no doubts that He would have welcomed them. I am sure bishops know it. They just have to make the first step and following Chist by amending all their errors. I pray it will happen.
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