Editor’s note: Here at the From Rome Blog, I have stated that it is not my interest to cover news articles. Yet, being born and raised in the United States, I have a great appreciation for the right of citizens, subjects and the faithful, to make known to their superiors what they believe is for the common good of the society they belong to. This is a natural right in every human society, from the family to the State, and even in the Church. For that reason, I consider it a duty, as the editor of the From Rome Blog, and as a member of the Diocese of Rome, to make known to my fellow Catholics the existence of this petition. I also believe, that I have a grave duty to make known to the princes of the Church of Rome, our Cardinals, who are the chief members of the clergy of my Diocese, the existence of this petition.
Here is the link to the petition, where you can see how many have signed it, as of the present, and read something more about the motives and purpose of the petition.
Note: I previously published the text of the petition on this blog, but from my stats, it seems that many are confusing my blog post for the petition. The link contains the petition. This post is only reporting its existence.