Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Laity and the Abuse Scandals

”Lay people have the right and even at times a duty to manifest to the sacred pastors their opinion on matters which pertain to the good of the Church, and they have a right to make their opinion known to the other Christian faithful”
- Canon Law 212.3

St. Thomas Aquinas: “If the faith were endangered, a subject ought to rebuke his prelate even publicly. Hence Paul, who was Peter's subject, rebuked him in public, on account of the imminent danger of scandal” - Summa, II-II, question 33, article 4, reply to objection 2

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