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AUTHORITY IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH – National Catholic Reporter

AUTHORITY IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

CATHOLIC SCHOLARS’ JUBILEE DECLARATION – http://www.churchauthority.org/index.asp
On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, we call on all other members of the People of God to assess the situation in our church.

Many of the key insights of Vatican II have not at all, or only partially, been implemented. This has been due to resistance in some quarters, but also to a measure of ambiguity that remained unresolved in certain Council documents.

A principal source of present-day stagnation lies in misunderstanding and abuse affecting the exercise of authority in our Church. Specifically, the following issues require urgent redress:

Catholic Scholars demand reform in the exercise of Church Authority

We would also like to draw your attention to the latest sponsors of the Catholic Scholars Jubilee Declaration specifically Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Mary Mcaleese and Sr Patricia Rumsey and we now have over 1600 signatories.  If you have not signed yet go to www.churchauthority.org for the details of  the Declaration.

Joanna Dixon, Producer

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