Category: News

Press Statement from International Catholic reform Conference in Limerick, April 2015

New Era – Last chance: Catholic Priests Associations and Reform Groups unite in International Conference in Limerick, Ireland PRESS RELEASE Limerick, 16.04.2015. “With the resignation of Pope Benedict we are at the end of an era, and this is our best chance to renew the church for a long time“, Father Tony Flannery of the...

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OMG! A new catholic online quarterly

A group of ordinary-but-imaginative Catholics, have launched a relatively new online quarterly called OMG! They want to establish a forum that will draw the attention of thoughtful people everywhere and appeal, ultimately, to men and women of good will looking to make a better world. They hope to be a prophetic frontier station in that world, catholic with a...

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ACI Submission to Vatican Synod on the Family Consultation

               The Association of Catholics in Ireland (ACI) hosted an open forum in the Regency Hotel, Dublin on the 21st of March 2015. The aim of the conference was to facilitate dialogue and to develop submissions to the Synod on the Family from ACI members and from Catholic communities....

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Marie Collins challenges appointment of Chilean bishop

Marie Collins, Irish member of the Vatican sexual abuse commission, has called on Pope Francis to remove recently installed Chilean Bishop Juan Barros Madrid.

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ACI South Dublin Meeting – Thursday 19th Feb 2015

Why so many no longer look to church for togetherness, and why our Eucharist so often lacks both 'grip' and joyfulness.

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What do you want to say to the 2015 Synod on the Family?

Feedback is urgently requested from ACI members on the agenda for the October 2015 Synod on the Family.

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Fr Tony Flannery at the 2nd Meeting of the ACI in Belfast 21st Feb 2015 (Recorded)

     A beautifully restored old church building with its state of the art conference facilities, now the 174 Trust reconciliation centre, in itself reflecting the possibilities for church renewal and restoration, was the venue chosen for only the 2nd meeting hosted by the Association of Catholics in Ireland (ACI) in Belfast city. Over 60 people...

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CCRI online survey on Family Synod now available

This Catholic Church Reform International online survey form for the October Family Synod may save you time and trouble.

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ACI North Wicklow Meeting 11th Feb

Parish reinvigoration and the prospect of a lively, family-centred Eucharist, were top of the agenda - with the upcoming Family Synod.

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Bishop accountability tops agenda for Pope’s child abuse commission

There appears to be unanimity on the principle of automatic ‘consequences’ for Catholic bishops who fail to protect children, among members of the Commission advising Pope Francis on the prevention of clerical sexual abuse of children. Ireland’s abuse survivor member of the commission, Marie Collins, was especially forthright at the first meeting of the full...

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