22Oct Third commentary of the German language bishops’ group

Mark de Vries in his blog 'In Caelo et in Terra' comments on and provides a translation of the third commentary of the German language bishops’ group at the Synod.

Perhaps we can all learn from the German speaking bishops when they ask for forgiveness;
"Here, a confession was important to us: wrongly understood efforts to uphold the Church’s teachings time and again led to hard and merciless attitudes, which hurt people, especially single mothers and children born out of wedlock, people living together before or in place of marriage, homosexually oriented people and divorced and remarried people. As bishops of our Church we ask these people for forgiveness."

22Oct The Equality of Women, and the question of Ordination.

Tony Flannery thinks we should accept Pope Francis' invitation to discuss openly and honestly issues in the church.
Francis said recently' The path ahead, then, is dialogue among yourselves, dialogue in your presbyterates, dialogue with lay persons, dialogue with families, dialogue with society.I cannot ever tire of encouraging you to dialogue fearlessly.'
Tony feels it is time there was an open dialogue about the issue of ordination for women.

22Oct 22nd October. Thursday of Week 29

1st Reading: Romans 6:19-23

Freed from sin and now serving God, and destined for eternal life

My dearly beloved,
I am speaking in human terms because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves …




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