In a news article I read this evening, I clicked on a link that led me to a campaign led by voices of faith. They correctly state that the Catholic Church is facing a crisis, not just of child sex abuse, but of its own hierarchy and internal structure, which has kept it stuck in the dark ages and not allowed it to progress forward with the world. Of its many failings, locking women out of leadership positions has been one of them.
Voices of faith are #overcomingsilence with their campaign to encourage women to make their voices heard in the Church. By uploading a simple photo of themselves and including a message, Catholics and supportive non-Catholics (men and women) are demanding the Church move forward and open its leadership up to women. I have joined them. My message was posted live on their website and is up on my Instagram. If you want to get involve, click on the #overcoming silence link above for more information.
More than half of Catholics are women. Decisions made that affect all Catholics are made by men. #overcomingsilence #voicesofaith
For too long the Catholic Church has used dogma written by men, rather than the words spoken by Christ, as its foundation. Christ did not discriminate, he did not exclude, he welcomed all and sought out those who had been ostracised from their communities.
The Catholic Church has ignored its women for too long, spurning the example set by Christ. If the Catholic Church wishes to move forward following the path of Christ it must open its doors to women and accept reform. Let's bring the Church back to Christ.
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