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.

In December of 1967, I had been married 3 years and gave birth to my 3rd child. Each one of the 3 was premature and birthweight less. This 3rd baby weighed 3 lb 12,oz and spent 1 month in the hospital before coming home. Meanwhile I had a 2 year old and 1 year old, who wasnt even walking to care for ! I was nearly frantic with the thought of another pregnancy and preemie. The use of new oral contraceptive pills saved me and my family!{jcomments on}