Re: “Catholic women must speak out about birth control” (TNT, 2-24).
The opinion article by Maura Casey was great. Another point that could be made why those in the pews should let their voices be heard goes back to the Second Vatican Council called by the great Pope John XXIII.
One of the significant theological messages emanating from that council was that God lives in the people, not just the pope or bishops or priests. Therefore, if we want to discover the voice of God, we need to hear from the laity.
The fact that 98 percent of Catholic women in the U.S. have used birth control is a powerful statement, especially since God lives in them, too.