Joe Mirabella

[Comment of the week] The origins of social justice

Filed By Joe Mirabella | June 02, 2012 7:00 PM | comments

Filed in: The Movement
Tags: Catholic church, gay Catholics

bigstock-Nun-185768.jpgThis week I wrote about the uprising from within the Catholic Church against corruption, sexism, and homophobia.

This movement is particularly powerful in the otherwise secular Seattle, where sisters gather at the steps of the Archdiocese of Seattle every Wednesday.

D. Gregory Smith comment from that post, "The leaders of social justice have always come from the pews or the convents."

D. Gregory Smith made a great point. But what do you think? If the leaders of social justice come from the lower hierarchy, then how quickly will the church change? After all it took them 500 years to forgive Galileo. Will the sisters have to sit on the steps for 500 years or is the pressure so great the Bishops will change more quickly? What do you think?

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