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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 here!

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 here!

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 here!

Albert Rouet, retired bishop of Poitiers, France, and Klaus Mertes, SJ, of Germany were selected for the 2014 Freedom in the Church award by the Herbert Haag Foundation in Switzerland

More Signs of Hope


We have to join our forces in order to reach a real breakthrough in this window of opportunity.

Hans Küng

Check Out Our Recent Activities

  • Latest on planing our Gatherings on the Family in the current newsletter.
  • Most Recent Press Release: We support the idea to appoint a married couple to ... more »
  • Expressions of Solidarity to the Cologne Church Initiative for participation in selecting a new bishop. more ».
  • We received a letter from the office of Cardinal O'Malley, member of Pope Francis' advisory group, responding to our most recent letter to the Pope.


Latest Update → 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 Synod.

Our Event in Rome

Discussion Group

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!


Join a Regional Gathering

Discussion Group
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. Go here 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!

Take our Surveys


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.


Our recommendations 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



Days Left Until Our Meeting in Rome on October 2!


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October 2-3, 2014

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Please consult our 2014 Overview for our detailed plans for this year.

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Catholic Church Reform Int'l is a movement seeking the renewal of the church.

We are a global network 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

How You Can Become Involved

Click here to sign our petition asking that the Synod be publicly broadcast


Send a personal letter to the president of the Bishops' Conference in your region of the world telling him what you want him to represent on your behalf at the Synod. Click here to find the address of your president.


Click here to see and sign our letters to Pope Francis


Cast your vote for the reforms you support


Join our circle of advisors and representatives

as an individual or as a representative of your reform group


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CCR Int'l serves as a global suppport group. Let us know about Church reform events taking place in your part of the world. If you are facing challenges and need our support, we will post your situation on our Around the World webpage.

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