To Walk With The Laity

WHILE YouthPinoy, an aggrupation of young people that calls themselves “online missionaries,” made a big splash over the weekend at the launching of its portal with the Apostolic Nuncio, some bishops, priests and about two thousand young people in attendance, a group of lay people unceremoniously uploaded an urgent letter to an online global petition hosting site.

Titled “Urgent Letter from the Filipino Lay Faithful to the Bishops, Priests and Religious,” the online petition has already gathered 193 signatures, to date, and counting—and has merited a column at a national daily and 3 blogs from no less than an archbishop.

The online letter from “concerned and involved Filipino lay Catholics” calls on the bishops, priests, and religious “to hold high the moral compass that will light our way, and for you to provide the prophetic pastoral accompaniment that will strengthen us in fulfilling our role and mission as sons and daughters of God.”    Continue reading here.

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