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.

My comment would be “what would Jesus do”? The Church has elbowed out many good people. Instead of accompanying them on their journey they have failed any support. I am a faithful Catholic and have been fortunate to belong to parishes where priests had empathy for their flock, but this is not universal in the church, hence we choose to find parishes with priests that can feed our faith, that can help us with our struggles in life, not add to them by being stringent and judgmental. I definitely feel that divorced and remarried people should be allowed to participate in the Eucharist.{jcomments on}