New Zealander will raise issue of Contraception at Synod

Sharron Cole, one of the delegates from New Zealand at the Synod on Families, will raise the issue of contraception in her three-minute speech and a written submission.

“It has caused enormous angst [and anxiety], and probably the majority of Catholics, in the western world anyway, ignore the church’s teaching on contraception,” said Cole.

“Even if the church in the end doesn’t change, it must be willing to confront, and to discuss.”

“I believe the laity is at a point where it won’t just take, ‘they’re not at the table for discussion’ as an answer.”

Cole also said the Church is absolutely and solidly pro-life, so it will never approve abortion or euthanasia.”

Cole is one of 17 international auditors invited to speak at the synod

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