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.

The Reformed Catholic Church movement is a marvelous conversational ministry which is being used as a safe platform for like minded, informed individuals to state what they feel Catholic traditions can be like in the modern world. Some of us have found ourselves in the emerging Catholic church traditions to find solace and common unity. As Brothers and Sisters in the Body of Christ, we should all work for a ecclesiastical unity where possible. Simultaneously, by not surrendering our God given Christian freedoms to develop as God has directed in our lives, the object of New Testament ministry according to the Book of Ephesians is for the priesthood to develop the Body, men and women, to reach our ultimate destiny until the complete Image of God is perfected in us all. Thank you for being a part of that process. Sincerely, In Christ’s Love, Father Tom Roberts, PhD, DD{jcomments on}