HOLY HERETIC DEVOTIONAL – March 16, 2017 – SHEROES & HEROES: ACTIVISTS
Compiled by Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center Assistant Director, Reiki Master, and Spiritual Healer Kali Meister
“Women in the church are more important than Bishops or Priests.” ~ Pope Francis
Francis approved the creation of a Vatican tribunal for judging bishops accused of covering up or failing to act in cases of child sexual abuse by priests, a step long demanded by victims in the more than three decades that the Roman Catholic Church has publicly dealt with the abuse scandal.
Until Francis, no pope had publicly confronted or demoted bishops accused of gross negligence.
On June 18, Francis released his second teaching letter, known as an encyclical. Entitled “Laudato Si’,” it called for a radical transformation of politics, economics and individual lifestyles to confront climate change. It attributed environmental destruction to apathy, the reckless pursuit of profits, excessive faith in technology and political shortsightedness.
It wasn’t Francis’ first push on the issue. Vatican officials are campaigning for world leaders to enact a sweeping United Nations climate change accord in Paris in December. The accord would, for the first time, commit every nation to enact tough new laws to cut emissions that cause global warming.
Today’s Action: How do you see the power of womanhood? Create from the divine feminine. What does that look like to you?
Today’s Sharing: Share your stories of the incredible women in your life with us on the Holy Heretic on Facebook page at facebook.com/holyhereticzine.
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