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Stylized stained glass image of Fr. Helmut Schüller

The Catholic Tipping Point
Red Ribbon Sign-On

Fr. Helmut Schüller, founder of the Austrian Priests’ Initiative to address the global priest shortage, has embarked on a 15-city U.S. speaking tour this summer. In 2011, the Austrian Priests’ Initiative issued a global “Call to Disobedience,” calling for greater lay leadership, transparency in Church governance and opening ordination to women and the married. Red ribbons, symbolizing the spirit of Pentecost and calling for inclusion of the laity at every level of leadership and decision-making in the Church, will be worn by Fr. Schüller and parishioners throughout the tour. National organizers have requested a meeting with Timothy Cardinal Dolan of New York, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The tour will culminate with an offering of these ribbons to the Cardinal.

I send my virtual red ribbon symbolizing the spirit of Pentecost and calling for inclusion of the laity at every level of leadership and decision-making in the Church.

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