Homily Shaped by Parishioners’ Voices (23 B)

This is the third time in four Sundays that I’ve spoken about the current crisis in the Church. My first two homilies are posted here  and here.But today I’d like to let some of you speak. Parishioners have reached out to share their thoughts with me—challenging and informed reactions along with heartfelt feelings.The most powerful reaction is anger. People feel betrayed and they’re not going to suppress their feelings. One parishioner wrote “I think parishioners need to feel empowered to [express their anger] without feeling guilt and disloyalty to the Church.”Amen to that. In my first homily on this subject,

Praise the Lord

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