Roman Catholic Women Bishops Take a Stand
First, I would like to say that i am sorry I missed so many good blogging opportunities in the past year. It was a year of grief work for me and I was also working on completing a book about our beloved departed, Judy Beaumont my partner in life and ministry. It has been heavy to carry the ministry without her physical presence, though she is still the wind beneath my wings. The name of the book is : The Courage To Love and Serve: The Life Story of Judith A. Beaumont-A Roman Catholic Woman Priest and A Saint for our Times. It is now completed and will be published by Outskirts Press within a few months. I will keep you posted here, and maybe share some of it here as well.
Having completed it I am returning to blogging as the spirit calls. I am glad to be back!
But now, I want to share a strong and important statement from our Bishops in the RCWP Movement.
“WE THE UNDERSIGNED BISHOPS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CIRCLE OF ROMAN CATHOLIC WOMEN BISHOPS EXPRESS OUR ANGUISH, SADNESS AND INCREDULITY AT THE CURRENT TREATMENT OF CHILDREN AT INTERNATIONAL BORDERS OF THE UNITED STATES. WE SPEAK OUT AGAINST ANY FAILURE TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE WATER, FOOD,CLOTHING,BEDDING AND SHELTER TO MIGRANT CHILDREN, AGAINST THE SEPARATION OF CHILDREN FROM THEIR PARENT/S,AGAINST THE HOUSING OF CHILDREN BEHIND BARS IN FACILITIES THAT ARE OFTEN FORMER PRISONS, AND AGAINST ANY FAILURE TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE CARE AND SUPERVISION FOR THESE CHILDREN. WE SEE THE TREATMENT OF CHILDREN AT INTERNATIONAL BORDERS AS A HUMANITARIAN CRISIS.
AS WOMEN OF CHRISTIAN FAITH, WE TAKE SERIOUSLY JESUS’ COMMANDMENT TO TREAT ALL PEOPLE AS WE WISH TO BE TREATED.
WE CALL UPON CHRISTIANS WORLDWIDE TO CONSIDER THE HUMANITARIAN ISSUE,REGARDLESS OF THEIR POSITION ON INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION, AND TO TAKE ACTION CONSISTENT WITH THEIR CONSCIENCE ON BEHALF OF CHILDREN BEING HELD AT ALL INTERNATIONAL BORDERS THROUGHOUT THE GLOBE.
+Marie Bouclin, Bishop Emerita, Canada
+Merlene Olivia Doko,Bishop Emerita, U.S.
+Patricia Fresen, Bishop,South Africa
+Joan Houk, Bishop Emerita, U.S.
+Andrea Johnson,Bishop Emerita, U.S.
+Jean Marie Marchant, Bishop,U.S.
+Ida raming, Bishop,Germany
+Sibyl Dana reynolds,Bishop Emerita, U.S.
(This was also written in German)
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Thank you to our Bishops!