It’s time to talk openly


Friends, May I ask you to please read the “About” section of this blogging site. It will fully explain the benefit this site can have on the larger conversation that I believe needs to take place between the Catholic faithful and our religious leaders. In the past six plus weeks this site experienced close to 1700 visits. Individuals from London, England, Nigeria, Australia and all parts of the USA from New Hampshire down to Florida, Chicago in the Midwest and westward to Nevada and California. I hope you are one of  them. However, your interest in reading these articles is only part of the experience. I would like to invite all  to subscribe to this conversation and take part in the ongoing and important work of communicating openly and honestly on matters of religion affecting our church and world. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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6 Responses to It’s time to talk openly

  1. Bev says:

    Dear Nick,

    I feel many of us who have been “church watchers” over the years are now tired, and we have made our personal decisions concerning the institutional Church.

    Thank you for your efforts to stimulate dialog.

    Bev Rowden

  2. drnickmazza says:

    Bev. Thank you for taking the time to reply. You are very kind. I understand the frustration. I go through the same thinking. However, I would appreciate it if you might know of individuals who you can pass my posting site onto. That would be appreciated. Sincerely, Nick

  3. Helen McCarthy says:

    Hello Nick,
    Thanks for your perseverance. Do you ever get the feeling that the flood gates of full dialogue would open between the faithful and their religious leaders if we only found the right key?
    Is it too simplistic to suggest that the key may be trust?
    Trust in leaders earned and misplaced? Trust remaining? Trust in the faithful? Faithful trusting faithful? Leaders trusting other leaders?
    Misplaced trust?
    Helen

  4. Paul in Delaware says:

    We have lost the ability to engage in peaceful, meaningful and sincere dialog.

    I know why. Like the Catholic Church, too many have compromised their moral beliefs.
    They have put a lid on truth to save their jobs.
    And NOW they are embarrassed.
    They are wondering what they gave up, while
    allowing EVIL to spread.
    BECAUSE they refused to speak out against the evil they saw.
    They were afraid to lose their jobs.

    THEY COMPROMISED WITH THE DEVIL, THEY SOLD THEIR SOULS.

  5. Helen McCarthy says:

    I think the point of view of the bishops and cardinals is that they have struggled with a hard choice: maintain the institution that has brought us the gospels, or allow Catholics to run the Church?

    They may feel that if they treated us as equals, it would signal the end of the Church and the end of Gospel-led lives..

    If they are honorable men, they may feel they are the guardians of a very flawed, but necessary Church.

    Mutual trust can be established between persons of good will.

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