This One is for Our Deacon.
The Rights of Catholics
According to Canon Law
All Catholics have the right to express publicly their dissent in regard to decisions made by Church authorities. (C.212.3, C.218, C.753)
All Catholics have the right to a voice in all decisions that affect them, including the choosing of their leaders. (C.212.3)
All Catholics have the right to have their leaders accountable to them. (C.492, C.1287.2)
No one delights in criticizing their Bishop, Pastor or Deacon. Sometimes, however, we are left with no alternative and contrary to your statement from the pulpit last Sunday (8:30 Mass), our Church gives us every right to do so.