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

To say that we are created in the image and likeness of God, in a physical way, is a gross insult to the Almighty. Get over this antiquated idea, and you will have more equality between the sexes.

The clergy does not have to be a men’s club! We should not concede so much power to them by allowing them to exclude us. I look to the church in the USA to put pressure on the Synod to get real about birth control and other matters for the good of the Earth, our only home, as Francis has put it. I still have hope that he will realize this connection more fully and tell it like it is.

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