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Title: Issues of Marriage and Sexuality in the Authority and Governance of the Church
Author(s): SELLING, Joseph
Journal: Marriage, Families & Spirituality
Volume: 6 Issue: 2 Date: Autumn 2000
Under the auspices of the Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Research (Birmingham, UK) a working party initiated plans to begin a “conversation” within the Roman Catholic Church that would move away from what has been experienced as a “confrontation” on many fronts. The goal of this conversation was to provide an alternative forum for communication between authoritative structures and the many voices of the faithful. With less confrontational lines of communication open, a wide range of topics might then be discussed in a spirit of openness and sharing. This entire exercise would hopefully lead to new and deeper processes of “Authority and Governance in the Church”.