Letter to Pope Francis

This letter came out of the Reform Conference in Limerick last month, and has been sent to Pope Francis, signed by reform movements from around the world.

 

Vienna/Limerick, May 2015

An open letter to Pope Francis

Pope Francis, you need vibrant parishes and the parishes need you!

Pope Francis, your vision of the Church moves us: a Church following the path and the spirit of Jesus; united in respect and candour, as equals, as true fellow travellers – squarely facing those who are marginalised and most in need of solidarity.

The Marriage Referendum and the Bishops

The upcoming referendum on Marriage Equality is the sixth such referendum we have had on a social issue since the first abortion referendum in 1983.  We have had two on abortion, two on divorce, a recent one on children, and now this one.  Along with that we have had intense debates over the availability of artificial contraceptives.  In other words, for the past thirty two years this country has been almost constantly engaged in social, qua religious, debates.

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