Do lay people have ecclesial rights?

April 9, 2021


Do lay people have ecclesial rights?


Have you ever wondered how to deal with a wayward, modernist, progressive prelate? Can you voice your opinion for the good of the Church? YES! 

CCC 907 In accord with the knowledge, competence, and preeminence which they possess, [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, with due regard to the integrity of faith and morals and reverence toward their pastors, and with consideration for the common good and the dignity of persons."

I am providing a pdf (by Catholics United for the Faith) which teaches you the proper protocol of how to bring a complaint against a clergyman who has violated your rights or violated Church teaching. Click here and follow the steps:

Remember, in the midst of knowing and defending your rights, the goal is to "maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" (Ephesian 4:3). Remember, Our Lord is called, "the Prince of Peace" (cf. Isaiah 9:6) who tells us "my peace I give unto you" (cf. John 14:27).