Saturday, September 18, 2010

Quote of the Day

The official law of the Catholic Church prescribes that the faithful have the right and sometimes the duty to tell church leaders their views on matters concerning the good of the church (Canon 212.3), especially their own spiritual needs (Canon 212.2), and to freely establish associations to accomplish their goal (Canon 215). Since the whole institutional church is committed to serve those needs, [the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform's Synod of the Baptized] and its preparations enjoy the full support of the whole church, and all members of the Archdiocese [of St. Paul-Minneapolis] should feel responsible to assist it in every way possible, not least with prayer for its successful outcome. On this basis I hope St Paul-Minneapolis becomes a beacon for the national church.

– Roger Haight
Scholar in Residence,
Union Theological Seminary, New York

Note: This message of support from Roger Haight is one of many that have been received by the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform for its Synod of the Baptized: "Claiming Our Place at the Table." Five-hundred people are gathering for this synod today at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, Minneapolis. Others who sent messages of support include Hans Küng, Rosemary Radford Ruether, Richard McBrien, and Anthony Padovano.

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Prayer of the 2010 Synod
Countdown to Synod 2010
Preparing to Claim Our Place at the Table
CCCR Responds to Censure by Chancery
An Exciting Endeavor
A New Phase
The Spirit of Pentecost is Very Much Alive in the Church of St. Paul-Minneapolis

Recommended Off-site Links:
Let Our Voices Be Heard! – Mary Beth Stein (The Progressive Catholic Voice, April 26, 2010).
Gerald Arbuckle on the "Critical Role of Dissent"The Progressive Catholic Voice (December 19, 2009).
The Canonical Doctrine of Reception – A document prepared for the Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church (ARCC) by James A. Coriden.

1 comment:

Susan said...

Thanks for organizing the synod yesterday! You did a great job! I met a lot of great people and really feel inspired and energized!