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Will Asian Bishops Return Home a Different Way?

September 22, 2022

By Myron J. Pereira, SJ | UCA News

As the reports of the group, FutureChurch, clearly indicate, young people and women are leaving the Church in droves, put off both by its deeply flawed teachings rejected by the sensus fidelium (sense of the faith), and by the patriarchal dominance of the hierarchy which excludes women from all significant administrative and ministerial roles.

For as the lay group, FutureChurch, has indicated, dysfunctional governance is the single most important malaise in the Catholic Church everywhere. Far too many bishops see their roles as autocratic in nature and seek little or no engagement with the people in their dioceses.

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