Category: History of ACI

Towards an Action Plan for ACI: report from meeting on June 1st

Over 100 people, met in the Clarion Hotel, Liffey Valley, Dublin on June 1st 2013 to dialogue together on the theme of The Role of the Laity in Shaping the Future of Our Church, and to discuss how best ACI can work towards the change it seeks. An approach called Open Space was used to...

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ACI Goes Online

In February 2013, following an extensive consultation process, a website designer and a separate website developer were appointed to set up the ACI website. The website went live on May 14th and hope to continue growing and developing. Members will soon be able to log into forums and access a greater range of materials. As...

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Local Meetings, December 2012 to February 2013

Local Meetings In December 2012 supporters in Cork City, following on from the ACP Assembly, organised a very well attended local meeting in Bishopstown. In February 2013 a first ACI meeting in the South East was organised in Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow. This meeting was attended by a representative of the ACI Steering Group and a...

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First ACI General Meeting, November 2012

First ACI General Meeting The General Meeting in the Regency Hotel in Dublin coincided with the first AGM of the ACP. Approximately 300 people attended the ACI meeting and a very lively debate was conducted on the ‘Statement of Objectives’ and other matters directly related to the future development of the association. At the conclusion...

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Steering Group is Formed, Summer 2012

The Steering Group is Formed The Steering Group which set about the task in hand was comprised of a number of those who had organised the All Hallows meeting plus others who attended that meeting and volunteered to contribute to the work of the Steering Group. In forming the Steering Group the aim was to...

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May 2012 – All Hallows Meeting

May 2012 – All Hallows Meeting The preparations for the All Hallows meeting were made by lay members who assisted the ACP in the organisation of the event in the Regency Hotel. The All Hallows meeting on the 30th May was attended by about 175 people. After some introductory remarks an open forum discussion took...

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Planning for the ACP ‘Assembly’

Planning for the ACP ‘Assembly’ Early in the New Year the Planning Group (consisting of four members of the ACP and four lay people) was established and the group met for the first time in February 2012 to commence their work – again Marianella was the venue. In the course of the second meeting, while...

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November 2011 – Marianella Meeting

November 2011 – Marianella Meeting In November 2011 the Association of Catholic Priests in Ireland [ACP], as part of the planning and preparation for their first national meeting (an event which subsequently became known as ‘Towards an Assembly of the Irish Church’) called an open meeting in the Redemptorist Centre in Marianella, Dublin. At that...

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