Common Calling: The Laity and Governance of the Catholic Church
PDF
Common Calling: The Laity and Governance of the Catholic Church

The sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church has been exacerbated in the minds of many by the dismal response of church leadership. Uncovered along with the abuse of power were decisions that were not only made in secrecy, but which also magnified the powerlessness of the people of the church to have any say in its governance. Accordingly, many have left the church, many have withheld funding―others have vowed to work for change, ...