Category: News

The real reason for the Vatican’s problem with LCWR

Was it their custom of collaborative decision-making that gained US nuns the disapproval of the Vatican? The Leadership Conference of Women Religious spent the first day of its annual assembly in Nashville, Tenn., exploring the group’s “contemplative, collaborative process for making decisions,” which we know the Vatican has found troublesome.This is, in fact, but an...

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Petition to have Family Synod broadcast globally

  The umbrella organisation ‘Catholic Church Reform International’ – to which ACI is affiliated – has posted a petition to Pope Francis to have the upcoming Rome synod on the family broadcast globally. To see the argument for this, and to access the petition itself, click here to open another web page.  

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ACI North Wicklow Meeting Minutes July 1st

Minutes of Meeting Tuesday 1st July John Kelly welcomed us and reminded us that we had chosen for our July Meeting to a) study the ACI Aims and Objectives with a view to deciding individually on whether join ACI if we had not already done so and b) discuss the Vatican Survey on Family with...

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Minutes from the April Dublin South ACI Meeting

‘The Family looking Outward’ Communication and Relationships with Wider Society of Marginalised Families and Groups. April 29th  2014 All were welcomed to the 4th Meeting on Family. We recalled the content of the previous three meetings as context for this fourth in which to address Family Communication and Relationships with the Wider Society of marginalised...

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Fr William Stuart on Discipleship

On Thursday 22nd May Howth Parish Reform and Renewal present Fr William Stuart speaking on the theme of ‘Discipleship.’ This is in a response to the call of Pope Francis to all lay people in our church. The event is in St. Columbanus Hall, Howth at 8pm, everyone welcome.  

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‘Civil Same-Sex Marriage: A Catholic Affirmation’

This article, by Professor Lisa Fullam, associate professor of moral theology at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, California, USA, may interest those seeking clarity on the issue of civil same-sex marriage.  Abstract: “Many Catholic contributions to the debate over civil same-sex marriage are too broad or too narrow. Too broad: civil same-sex marriage is sometimes described...

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Same Sex Marriage and Family: ACI South Dublin Meeting 14-03-14

In the second of the series of Meetings on Family, we embarked on the complex question of Same Sex Marriage and Family. The meeting began in contemplative mode as we resurfaced from the February meeting the life giving elements of family communication and relationship leading to richness of life and growth.Starting with a brief presentation...

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ACI Dublin South: Meeting Minutes February 2014

A report from the latest ACI Dublin South meeting held on Tuesday 25th February 2014. This may give you, some of our members, inspiration on what an ACI branch meeting can look like. Thank you to our members from ACI Dublin South for providing this report. Indeed if you are interested in joining the group,...

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ACI Dublin South: Meeting Minutes

As many of our members have started setting up ACI branches around the country, we publish here a report from the recent ACI Dublin South meeting held in Kimmage Manor Parish Hall on Tuesday 22nd last. This may give you, some of our members, inspiration on what an ACI branch meeting can look like. Thank...

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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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