Category: News

Thirty Catholic Reform Groups participate in Global TeleConference (4th Sept)

Catholic Church Reform, a global community of people supporting decentralisation of the Church, held a Worldwide Teleconference on Wednesday 4th September.  Approximately 30 Catholic Reform Groups from across the globe participated.  The purpose of the event was to co-develop a strategically inclusive reform statement that widely represents the spirit of the collective reform movement modelling...

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Belfast’s Waterfront Hall to host Innovative Diocesan ‘Congress’

The diocese of Down and Connor are to hold an innovative day long ‘Congress’ in the Waterfront Hall in Belfast on Saturday 28th September 2013, taking as its theme ‘Our Church, Our Community, Our Commitment’.   The event has been organised by the diocese’s ‘Living Church’ team. A highlight of the event is to be the...

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ACTA (England) News Update, August 2013 [27th Aug]

It strikes us that there may be a lot of Irish people with connections in England who might be interested in this latest News Update that has been kindly sent to usfrom the English Catholic reform group,’ A Call To Action’ ACTA. ACTA NEWS UPDATE – AUGUST 2013 A Call to Action – A Time...

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Treatment of Asylum Seekers: a letter from Nessan Vaughan

Here is a letter from an ACI member, Nessan Vaughan, which was originally published in the Irish Times. We thank Nessan for highlighting this social justice issue and forwarding the article for publication on our website.  In light of all the recent exposures of child abuse in institutional care, it is particularly reprehensible that this...

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Interested in Joining the ACI Steering Group?

Following Saturday’s successful launch of ACI, it was accepted that three members of the current Steering Group (SG) would remain on the group while the other five members are standing down, having contributed to the development of the association over the past year.  Of these five, three represent existing Reform Groups –  We are Church, Pobal Dé and Voice...

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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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Tony Flannery is Supported by ACI, January 26th 2013

ACI PRESS RELEASE January 26th 2013 ACI speaks out on Fr. Tony Flannery Controversy In light of comments from Fr. Tony during the week which clarified the chronology of events and the role of the CDF in the controversy in recent months the ACI deemed it appropriate to address an ‘open letter’ to the Papal...

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Opening Our Arms to an Inclusive Church

The Association of Catholics in Ireland is open to all who share our views. ACI’s motto is to follow Christ and to change the Catholic Church. We welcome all who have the ideas and commitment to help us work towards a genuine reform and renewal of our Church. Click here to read our Statement of Objectives.

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