Open letter to Pope Francis re: Appointments to Synod
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Letter from CArdinal Gracias, Bombay, India
NCR article about CCR INt'l
by Joan Chittister
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Dr. Martha Heizer, Head of We Are Church Austria
excommunicated. Vatican penalizes Dr. and Mr. Heizer
for celebrating the Eucharist without the presence
of a priest. Read more
Our sister reform group ACCR launched a new journal:
The OMG! Journal.
The premier issue features an article about
how a local bishop excommunicated Mercy Sister
Margaret McBride. Read more
U.S. Sisters: During their 2014 visit to Rome the LCWR
was critized for not complying with Rome's injunction against
the organization and told that the Vatican's judgment against
them remains in full force. Read more
Albert Rouet, retired bishop of
and Klaus Mertes, SJ, of Germany were
selected for the 2014 Freedom in the Church
award by the Herbert Haag Foundation
Signs of Hope
What to Expect from the Synod
We have to join our forces in order to reach a real
breakthrough in this window of opportunity.
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Cologne Church Initiative for participation
in selecting a new bishop.
We received a letter from the
member of Pope Francis' advisory group, responding
to our most recent letter to the Pope.
Latest Update →Join us in signing our letter to Pope Francis asking him to review the arrangements for the Synod to ensure that there is within its membership a truly adequate representation from ordinary and diverse Catholic families, with appropriate provision for them to share their views, be heard, and to have a vote.
Join us in asking that the Extraordinary Synod be publicly broadcast. See our open letter to Pope Francis. If you agree,sign our petition asking that the Synod be publicly broadcast.
Join us in our 2014 Project:
Forum on the Family: Listening to the Faithful
In October 2014, an Extraordinary Synod on the Family
will take place in Rome.
The agenda for this Synod, called the Instrumentum Laboris, has been released as an 85-page document. How can we, as church, stand with today's families, many of whom experience the church as
remote from life? We decided to follow the call of Pope Francis to prepare for this important
Our Event in Rome
Inside the church of S. Francesco Saverio
From October 2 to 3 this year CCR Int'l is hosting a two-day Forum on the Family at the home
of the Caravita Community, Oratory of S. Francesco Saverio del Caravita.
We will meet, discuss, and, as our gift, deliver to the Synod the testimonies
and fruits of our discernment.
Book your accomodations and register to join us in Rome! Check out our program agenda for our Forum in Rome: Listening to the Faithful.
Join a Regional Gathering
Talking about family experiences
In preparation for the Synod, we are now gathering voices from around the world
by inviting all to participate in
local or online gatherings
to discuss the challenges
of family life in the context of Church teachings. The reports of these gatherings will
be summarized to give testimony to the lived experiences of the faithful.
to see how you can become a part of this wonderful and challenging opportunity.
You can speak up knowing that your voice will be carried all the way to the Vatican!
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Make your voice heard at the Synod. Whether or not you attend a Regional Gathering, we encourage you to take our surveys now. Your opinions will be carried all the way to the Synod.
for the Synod:
How can we be heard at the upcoming Synod on the Family? Pope Francis
has encouraged all to be part of the synodal process. The last few
months we have discussed the issues. Now our working groups
have put together a set of recommendations for the Synod. Take a look!
What do you think? What would you like to add? Or take out? Please
join the discussion!
Read our submission to the Synod here
Nuestra contribución al Sínodo
Unsere Impulse für die Synode
Il nostro contributo al Sinodo sulla Famiglia
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October 2-3, 2014
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Catholic Church Reform Int'l
is a movement seeking the
of the church.
We are a
of more than a hundred reform groups as well
as individuals from 65 countries. If you would like to collaborate with us to
continue on the path set by Vatican II, you have come to
the right place. Welcome!
If there is to be any reform
of any kind in the Catholic Church, it must begin with the
people having a voice.
The need has never been greater than it is at this moment
in time for the People of God to
unite our voices
so as to be strong enough to be heard in our Church.
Our special advisor,
Sr. Joan Chittister, reminds us:
"Until we raise a common voice we will not only not be heard,
we will not even be listened to in the light of larger issues
and larger groups, all clamoring for attention."
Consult our 2014 Overview for our detailed plans for this year.
See the worldwide organizations who have joined together to speak out to Pope Francis about the reform of our Church.
Alone, the pope cannot change the world. A pope for
the people must have a people for the pope. This
initiative gives us a means of being with Pope Francis.
Gaston Roberge, SJ, India