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 the matter of contraception practices we see the change in teaching already in the process from  bottom up. When women have full human rights the data are clear, the majority will opt for effective birth control.

Contraceptive Rights are Women’s Rights are Human Rights.

Women will assert the use of birth control to prevent inception when they have the power and choice … this will be the new Catholic teaching on contraception in a reformed Church.

Limits on aborting what is to become human life post conception dependent to issues of women’s health and well being.

I believe Jesus would approve this message.
JanStephen {jcomments on}