Category: News

ACI discusses marriage and the family with archbishop Diarmuid Martin

Press Release: ACI emphasises the authority of married people in the context of marriage and the family, and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin concurs.

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Pope Francis approves new Vatican department to judge failing bishops

Bishop accountability at last? The Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith will supervise a new process to remove failing bishops.

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Family Synod without married Catholics will lack authority: ACI

Without significant input from married Catholics the upcoming synod in Rome will lack authority. Our full press release can be accessed here.

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Report from 3rd ACI Belfast Meeting: Sat 23rd May 2015

‘What is the Emerging Church?’ (click here to watch video) We live in a turbulent and difficult time for the church.  Many worry for their families and wonder will faith remain an integral part of their lives in the future.  So has the Holy Spirit gone on holiday or is that Spirit doing, as someone...

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NCR Calls Catholics to oppose the ideology of Nuclear Deterrence

This cogent argument for ending reliance on the nuclear option for defence is also a very useful summary of Catholic Church statements on the issue.

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Megan Rice Released

Anti-nuclear activist Sister Megan Rice, 85, has been released from prison in the US, having served two years for breaking into a nuclear facility in 2012.

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Minutes of ACI North Wicklow Meeting 6th May 2015

The meeting was called to discuss the Marriage Referendum. It was agreed that the cases for ‘yes’ and ‘no’ positions would be examined against a background of what information the members were aware of.

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ACI Mid-West participate in Limerick Diocesan Synod ‘Listening & Discernment’ process

ACI Mid-West, together with the Redemptorist Community, are jointly sponsoring an Open Meeting at the Redemptorist Monastery at Mount St. Alphonsus on Thursday next, May 7th at 8.00pm sharp (to conclude by 9.30pm) where ALL – that includes everybody, practising and non-practising alike - can share their views and have a say.

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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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