Category: News

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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ACI meets with Bishop Denis Nulty of Kildare and Leighlin

At a recent ACI-organised meeting in Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow, ACI representatives from the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin and adjacent dioceses met with Bishop Denis Nulty.

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View our new ‘Ongoing’ page!

To learn what the ACI Steering Group is discussing, deciding and planning, see our new Ongoing page, at About Us above.

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CCRI challenge to Family Synod Questionnaire

'Catholic Church Reform International' has expressed strong support for Pope Francis, but challenged the Questionnaire for the Family Synod in October.

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Minutes: ACI North Wicklow Branch – Wed 14th Jan 2015

North Wicklow ACI discusses the forthcoming Synod on the Family and The Meaning of Marriage - a statement by the Irish Bishops.

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The church is more than just the pope

Thomas Reese SJ urges Catholic lay people everywhere to use the window of opportunity offered by the present papacy to end their passive role in the church.

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