Double care

Since Vaticum II Catholic activists in vane have been advocating the following changes in the Church with reference to the Gospel

  - Break open the present secluded system

  - Voting rights for all communiy members

  - Severe punishment for covering up crimes

  - Equal treatment for LGBT people

  - Ordinations possible for women

  - Celibacy no longer obligatory for priests

  - Priesthood open to married men

  - Church services open to remarried couples

Each of these changes now poses a threat to the unity of the Church. It is feared that applicaton will result in a schism. This means a stalemate for two parties.

Stalemate

This position will continue until some bishops who t present avoid discussions of the above-mentioned hot topics, might agree on a different but old idea.

One of the cardinals recently asked that the radical sacrificial nature of Jesus and his call to helpfulness be given priority again.This request can be answered with the original alternative.

 

Development

According to Plutarch, the first Christians in the Roman Empire were known for their double care, care for each other and for the poor. Paul writes that Christians did indeed meet on Sundays in small communities to share a meal, give thanks to God, sing and hear how they could help each other and especially the poor.

The custom of these Sunday meals has undergone a strange development. As the number of participants increased, full meals were replaced by the handing over of pieces of bread. Asking about each other's well-being and the possibility of helping the poor faded into the background. Care talks were replaced by lectures with a sermon. For those in need, a meal was offered on another day of the week. Unintentionally, this created a split in the ranks. Well-to-do citizens continued to attend the Sunday meetings, but did not make use of the communal meal. The care of the poor was left to the initiative of individuals. Around the Sunday celebration with a sermon, a church with laws developed and a religion with theological principles. Funds were growing.

Funds

Heretages, gifts and stipends received mainly have been used to finance churches and other buildings, to finance the hierarchy and to build up assets. This practice has put the Church in a very strange situation. Analyses show that in 2019 the Church was the largest landowner in the world with territories collectively as large as France.

Yearly less than 0,01 % of this property and other assets is spent on care. Today, more and more people are discovering the huge discrepancy between the actions of the Church and the core of the Gospel. The unity of the Church is under pressure. The time has come to transform the Church into an institution of double care.

 

For and against

The idea of double care may attract honest bishops and civilians who hold the Gospel and unity dear.  Among them they have to find activists who are willing to spend enough  energy, time and enthusiasm in the project. Those advocates will meet with strong opposition.  After all, the plan ignores ongoing discussions about hot topics. It calls for a different kind of functionaries in the hierarchie than the present ones. Even the incumbent supporting officials and activists will tend to burden the implementation of the plan with many ifs and buts hoping that it will not become a reality during their lifetime. That situation will change when enough activists among bishops and ordinary citizens have joined forces.

 

Details

- To begin with, they design a way of communicating about the synodal path.

- They organise conferences to study the details of the transformation and to work out rules of conduct.

- Then they make sure that the conclusions are put on the agenda of the national synods of bishops as a matter of priority.

- At an international synod, the first decisions can be taken on how the Roman Catholic Church can henceforth be an institution of double care.

- As soon as the Church is undertaking charitable work on a large scale, the faithful who have come together in small and larger communities, will feel strengthened by the good example of the Church itself in their care for one another and for the poor.

The first Christians were invited for sunday meals at the house of Prisca and Aquila.


Dear bisshop

 

Take the course  of Jesus Christ.

Bravely step out of the closed circle.

Make the treatures of yours

available for helping the poor.

 

Take the course of Jesus Christ.

Use the power you have to

sponsor and enable projects

for saving starving nature.

 

Take the course of Jesus Christ

Exchange acquiring property for the double care of the first christians

Get nowadays christians to follow you.

 

Take the course of Jesus Christ

By sacrefizing your own interests

You and yours can make Christianity

a brillant  light on the road of justice.

 

 

Horizon

 

 

 

 

Look carefully and you will find relgious commuities where LGBT people are considered of equal dignity as heteros, women as men, remarried as married. The Sunday sermon is a search for living the gospel in the 21th century. This Christian religion for now and the near future.

 

 

Hospital

 

 

 

 

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Follow up

After <the idea of double care> had been sent out by mail in March 2021, support has come from individual activist in India, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Italy, U.S., Mexico, Spain, South America, Korea and Kenia.

In order to facilitate further communication and activity this website has been created.