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Church law (Canon Law 212) acknowledges your right and duty to express your concerns to your pastors with charity. “They [laity] have the right, indeed at times the duty, in keeping with their knowledge, competence and position, to manifest to the sacred Pastors their views on matters which concern the good of the Church. They have the right also to make their views known to others of Christ’s faithful [this website], but in doing so they must always respect the integrity of faith and morals, show due reverence to the Pastors and take into account both the common good and the dignity of individuals.” (§3)
If you are a baptized practicing Catholic in the diocese you are more than competent to voice your concerns/observations on the clergy sex abuse crisis. Your resources and links to FACTS are most helpful. We need to form opinion off of truth. Please join the discussion, but remember: your most powerful voice lies within your participation at Holy Mass and your prayers of the Holy Rosary.
Published by Jennifer Kane