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.

Ten Principled Charter
A Roman Catholic Church Transformed
August 2014

Principle One: Gender Equality. The path to a female pope in God’s good time opened.

Principle Two: Married Priesthood. With gender equality it follows, priests, male and female.

Principle Three: Sex. Alert, a major upgrade is needed. It is fair to say that the Church’s teaching on sex and reproduction is so out of date comparisons with Galileo will not be out of the question.

Principle Four: Universal and Decentralized. The imposition of singularity where there is plurality always leads to injustice. The Sacred what is universal, the Ordinary what is decentralized.

Principle Five: Marriage. Sacred marriage with vows of life long sexual fidelity (celibacy for two) honored. No fault annulment … when love becomes destructive, time to call off the marriage, but not the legitimacy of progeny.

Principle Six: Sanctity of Human Life. The sanctity of human life a continuing refrain echoed through the centuries.

Principle Seven: Mystical Traditions Upheld. Only through the mystical eyes of Love can we see truly our Sacramental Nature.

Principle Eight: Democratized. How democracy will look in a Church transformed will be a matter for careful reflection, but a transformed Roman Church will be a democratized church in matters of governance.

Principle Nine: Global Social Justice. Human rights for all are assured in the Courts under global social justice.

Principle Ten: Church and State. These powers separated yet related as co-creators of heaven on earth.{jcomments on}