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.

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My two contacts with “God's Hand” first appeared on our living room wall, the morning of my fifth birthday and not another supernatural sign until in my thirties. Spent those twenty-five years doing mostly my own will before feeling the need for a Spiritual “Rebirth” to put God’s Will before my own. Then strongly Felt "God's Holy Spirit", but only heard the one word of "Equality”. Would years later, actually feel God's Hand in mine, turn me around when I tried to leave organized religion, and no longer continue to try to make it equally just for all.

Many others in our world have spiritually felt in some way, and acted on God’s Prophetic Word too, realizing it is time now to stop the inequality, seeing the world's political, (close to nuclear disaster), moral, racial, and sexual imbalance; for our needs for Equal Rights, Equal Opportunity, "Equality". Also to counter not only the racism, sexism, and unfair hoarding of profits by the elite few, who are in control economically, of over seven trillion people! more than half by near starvation wages! Profits created by the workers, including the managers, consumers, best be used for just wages, peoples basic needs, and not for the greed or power of Bullies of inequality, who with and for their greater profits, edge us ever towards more war!

The Golden Rule, Words of Jesus to "Love One Another", like “Equality”, speak of treating others with Equal Respect, and Concern! The last World Council of Christian Bishops declared there be "no more discrimination of race or sex, as not the Will of God.

*1Pastoral Constitution Article 29+, Vatican II, 1965.

Seek the Holy Spirit within you to confirm, then share with religious leaders to be moral examples. For Pope Francis, may need an International stamp, Apostolic Palace, Vatican City, Rome, Italy 00120.

May God’s Peace Be With You, {jcomments on}