Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Renown reformer: 'Church has 5 years for a complete turnaround or it's over'

Father Helmut Schüller of Austria says the sex abuse crisis
shows urgent need to 'desacralize' the Catholic priesthood
and empower the laity.
Father Helmut Schüller. (Photo by EFE/Jordi Kuhs/MaxPPP)

My Response: I agree with Father Helmut Schuller's analysis about the Roman Catholic Church. The vision of Roman Catholic Women Priests is a renewed priestly ministry- service in a community of equals. The institutional Church now needs to begin the process now of  transitioning from  the pyramid model of male hierarchical domination into a community, circular model of co-equals and partners in loving mutual service to the Gospel. The focus should be on empowerment, not domination or control.  Embracing genuine reforms is the path forward.
Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP,

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