Wednesday, May 08, 2013

An Appeal to End Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church

By signing this petition you are assisting every Catholic group calling for change. You are helping to create something very special: - the voice of the faithful. You will be helping to create a church for the future, free of sexual abuse, full of participation and inclusiveness–, a Church where loving God, through Jesus Christ makes us proud and full of the Holy Spirit. This is the voice we want the Vatican to hear. . 
So if you are Catholic and believe that it’s time for the Church to listen to its people; if you’re a Catholic who wants to stamp out sexual abuse from ever occurring again please sign this petition.

For some readers the image and promotion of this petition may be confronting. But so is sexual abuse and its tragic history in the Church.For Christ Sake: End Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church…for good is the most recent book from the retired auxiliary Bishop of Sydney, Geoffrey Robinson.

I signed his petition in solidarity with victims of abuse. I signed this petition in solidarity with my sisters and brothers of the Church who believe the Church can be a sign and sacrament of the reign of God. I signed this petition in solidarity with  people of good will who believe religion can be a force for unity and peace in our fragile world.

As I look at other signatures on this petition I see many names that have been companions on my faith journey and people whom I have admired for thier ministry: . Majella tracey Graham English Terry Veling, Paul Castley,  Jacinta Sinclair, Susan Connelly, Phil O'Donnell, 

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