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 have had 10 pregnancies–9 living children obviously loved. I had no help. By the grace of God I made it through. My sister said she would commit suicide if she had more than two.I now believe in birth control. Women need to be able to choose how many children and they can afford and emotionally handle.I was given up for adoption because my Priest father took advantage of my mother, a maid in the rectory. The church talks about the natural law and then asks priests to be celibate ,for most un-natural.
God gives us a brain to make good changes using our conscious . Earth can no longer sustain the large population growth with shortage of water , lack of food, housing, and jobs. We are the church, all the Body of Christ within us enabling us to evolve for the good of humanity.{jcomments on}