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.

I  am a member of the Council of the Baptized - Catholic Coalition for Church Reform and I believe that now is the time for the church to accept two groups of people as Jesus would.  The groups are women who have been called to serve and people who are attracted sexually to the same sex.

1. Women are eligible for ordination because of their individual call, in Justice, with discernment.

2. Same sex couples should now be welcomed as members of the church regardless of their sexual preference and should not be reviled a sinners.  We are all sinners.

Thank you for the opportunity to speak what is in my heart and on my mind.

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