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A Response to Rita Ferrone's Prescription for Systemic Change in Church: "The Bishops Will Need to Work Together with All the Members of the Church" — Who Is "All," for Commonweal Catholics?

Posted on the 16 August 2018 by William Lindsey @wdlindsy
1) "The first thing the American church must do—and probably the only effective thing it can do—is to put its own house in order.
In order to do this, the bishops will need to work together with all the members of the church."— 𝚆𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚊𝚖 𝙳. 𝙻𝚒𝚗𝚍𝚜𝚎𝚢 (@wdlindsy) August 16, 2018

2) This is true. But, of course, the reality is, the bishops have NEVER worked with ALL members of the church.
For that matter, neither has the Commonweal community, which provides a voice primarily for affluent white heterosexual Catholics.— 𝚆𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚊𝚖 𝙳. 𝙻𝚒𝚗𝚍𝚜𝚎𝚢 (@wdlindsy) August 16, 2018
3) The Commonweal community has been conspicuously resistant to including the voices of LGBT Catholics, and has treated us as if we are not bona fide members of the church worth being included in conversations about the future of the church.— 𝚆𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚊𝚖 𝙳. 𝙻𝚒𝚗𝚍𝚜𝚎𝚢 (@wdlindsy) August 16, 2018
4) And this is not even to mention of how the movers and shakers of the Commonweal community treated discussions of racism as a primary factor motivating Trump voters in the 2016 elections.— 𝚆𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚊𝚖 𝙳. 𝙻𝚒𝚗𝚍𝚜𝚎𝚢 (@wdlindsy) August 16, 2018

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