Category: News

Hope for the Future of the Church

The Annual All Hallows College Spring Series of Lectures continues on Tuesdays through March and features known speakers, many of them ACI members, on the theme of our hope for a new church. D0wnload All Hallows Spring Series Details  

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Nollaig na mBan Celebrated in Limerick

The celebration of Nollaig na mBan which took place in the beautiful surroundings of the Captain’s Room in the Hunt Museum in Limerick recently was a highly successful and enjoyable occasion. Organised by 3 members of ACI, it drew a capacity attendance of over 70 people who were treated to a varied and uplifting afternoon of music, movement,...

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ACI Resource Day Planned for March 2014

We here at ACI are planning a Resource Day for March 2014 which will be aimed at ACI members involved in local reform groups or those considering embarking on the task of trying to establish a local reform group. The programme for the day will include a number of speakers with experience of working in...

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Things are Different Under Francis: NCR Editorial December 6th

“I dream of a ‘missionary option,’ ” Francis writes in “The Joy of Gospel,” “that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything, so that the church’s customs, ways of doing things, times and schedules, language and structures can be suitably channeled for the evangelization of today’s world, rather than for her self-preservation.” This article...

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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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