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.

Nothing happened to me personally. The churches narrow bigoted stand on LBGT, on the equality of women, on the cover up and the cover up of the sex scandal willing to put the church before vulnerable children, not speaking up on the environment and the poor until now and even at this moment there is skepticism over these issues among the ranks of the hierarchy put in place over the years. I also believe that all forms of worship should be equally respected no one has sole ownership of God if there even is one.

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