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 am a RC woman who is also a Psychotherapist. I see patients daily who have are unhappy with their lives usually due to mistakes they have made in their pasts. They are usually their own worst enemies and are unable to forgive themselves. I truly believe because of my faith, that the Spirit of God has long since forgiven them and I try to help them realize that fact. As a result, I work with them to accept God’s gift of forgiveness for them.

Therefore it is essential that God’s human institutional church fashion a reasonable means of forgiveness and timely reintroduction into its life by welcoming divorced remarried catholics back to the sacraments without burdensome processes. That is what the Christ taught and continues to teach us.{jcomments on}