by Anne Eggebroten
"In the United States, he has approved an ongoing investigation of nuns whose social activism ranges from anti-war activity to challenging the Roman Catholic ban on contraception, married priests, women priests, and acceptance of same-sex relationships. But there’s no investigation of the reasons why widespread sexual activity by priests persists; whether it be child sexual abuse, affairs with parishioners, or “marriages” surrounded by a conspiracy of silence."
It is time for Catholics to take back our church from the control of the hierarchy!
Call for a renewed, reform church with women priests, married priests, an end to mandatory celibacy and structures of accountability for all including the Pope and the bishops. I agree that the all-male leadership of the church is adrift and it is time for change. Allwe need to ask is what Jesus would do now, and do it. Since Mary of Magdala was the first witness to encounter the Risen Christ, we know that women are equal members of the believing community. It is time for the hierarchy to call on women to be partners and equals in our church in all ministries including a renewed priestly ministry that is united with the people we serve.
Bridget Mary Meehan