Lumen Gentium – Article 37
“Like all Christians, the laity have the right to receive in abundance the help of the spiritual goods of the Church, especially that of the word of God and the sacraments from the pastors.
To the latter the laity should disclose their needs and desires with that liberty and confidence which befits children of God and brothers of Christ.
By reason of the knowledge, competence or pre‑eminence which they have the laity are empowered ‑ indeed sometimes obliged ‑ to manifest their opinion on those things which pertain to the good of the Church.
…through the institutions established by the Church for that purpose …”
ACI efforts are centred on moving the Irish Church without delay to structures of dialogue and co-responsibility between Catholic clergy and lay people – at all levels.