Rapid Response for FRIDAY,
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.
Whether you are a Catholic or not, The Church
stands as a Lighthouse during a storm, regardless of what port you are
trying to reach.
This article reflects the ferment that the Church
and its Laity (ie. "The Body of the Church") have gone through since
Pope Paul VI's 1968 encyclical "Humane Vitae", mainly about
non-abortifacient birth control...and which it is now going through
after Pope Francis's encyclical "Amoris Laetitia", about the modern
family and relationships: marriage, divorce, sexuality....
Conservatives in the Church want no dialogue on these subjects...and
are afraid of such dialogue. Genuine Christian leaders in the Church
recognize that such dialogue, including ambiguity and personal
flexibility, by Clergy and Laity alike, is not only necessary but is
required of a Faith founded upon mercy and forgiveness.
So, whatever your Religion or belief structure, join the fray. Somewhere, Wisdom will be found.