May 2, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Catholic priests from around the world are formally asking their bishops to issue a “formal reaffirmation of the Gospel” and correct pervasive “errors” about the Christian moral life and its relation to Holy Communion, sin, and marriage.
In a “pastoral appeal” released today in French, German, Spanish, English, Polish, and Portuguese, more than a dozen priests including U.S. canon lawyer Father Gerald Murray listed “ten crucial issues” they hope bishops “would formally address.”
The appeal is open for any priests who wish to add their names. The appeal can be signed here.
Many laity and clerics are so seriously “affected by secular mentalities and “the false moral theology of past decades,” they wrote, “that they now view the Church’s apostolic witness as idealistic, outmoded, or even cruel. Hence, they often mistakenly perceive pastoral affirmations of that witness as abstractions, legalisms, or personal condemnations.”