Category: Press Releases

ACI Press Release: Pope Francis needs to reveal combat plan

ACI calls on Pope Francis to accept Vatican responsibility for the failures of so many bishops, and to respond to Cardinal O'Malley's call for strong action.

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ACI supports Marie Collins’s call to Pope Francis to act

ACI Press Release supports Marie Collins in her call to Pope Francis to act decisively to resolve the global clerical abuse crisis.

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PRESS RELEASE – ‘Future Families: Challenges for Faith and Society’

14th April, 2018 - All are invited to discuss the challenges to the varying configurations of family today - and the role of faith in meeting those.

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Missal Wording

The ACI welcomes the decision by Pope Francis to return the authority for liturgical translations to bishops and urges the Irish bishops to move quickly to restore the pre-2011 vernacular Mass liturgy.

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Press Release from ACI on eve of Bishops’ Ad Limina visit to Rome

The ACI expresses deep disappointment that the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference (ICBC) has been unable to agree to bring proposals on ending the celibacy requirement for priestly ministry in Ireland to Pope Francis for their Ad Limina visit to Rome

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Family Synod without married Catholics will lack authority: ACI

Without significant input from married Catholics the upcoming synod in Rome will lack authority. Our full press release can be accessed here.

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ACI Has Been Officially Launched! Saturday June 1st 2013

Press Statement: Association of Catholics in Ireland Formally Launched. The Association of Catholics in Ireland [ACI], a new group for Irish Catholics committed to reform and renewal in the Church, was formally launched to-day in the Clarion Hotel, Liffey Valley. The simple launch ceremony included the reading of messages of support from reform groups in...

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ACI Press Release – May 30th 2013

Support from the UK for the ACI Launch. The Association of Catholics in Ireland [ACI] received a message of support to-day from a ‘sister’ reform organisation in the UK on the eve of the launch of the new Irish Catholic reform group. The message highlights the growing international dimension of the reform movement in the...

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February 23rd 2013

ACI PRESS RELEASE 23rd FEBRUARY 2013 ACI plan meeting in Limerick on March 1st 2013 The Association of Catholics in Ireland was formed last year out of a growing sense of powerlessness felt by many members of the laity arising from the lack of opportunity for real engagement in the affairs of our church. An...

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Letter to Papal Nuncio, January 26th 2013

Letter to the Papal Nuncio Dear Archbishop Brown, As members of the Steering Group of the Association of Catholics in Ireland [ACI], we are saddened by the impasse which has developed in the case of Fr. Tony Flannery. The clarifications issued by Fr. Tony since his Press Conference last Sunday, in our view, only serve...

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