Category: Press Releases

Missal Wording

The ACI welcomes the decision by Pope Francis to return the authority for liturgical translations to bishops and urges the Irish bishops to move quickly to restore the pre-2011 vernacular Mass liturgy.

read more

Press Release from ACI on eve of Bishops’ Ad Limina visit to Rome

The ACI expresses deep disappointment that the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference (ICBC) has been unable to agree to bring proposals on ending the celibacy requirement for priestly ministry in Ireland to Pope Francis for their Ad Limina visit to Rome

read more

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.

read more

ACI Has Been Officially Launched! Saturday June 1st 2013

Press Statement: Association of Catholics in Ireland Formally Launched. The Association of Catholics in Ireland [ACI], a new group for Irish Catholics committed to reform and renewal in the Church, was formally launched to-day in the Clarion Hotel, Liffey Valley. The simple launch ceremony included the reading of messages of support from reform groups in...

read more

ACI Press Release – May 30th 2013

Support from the UK for the ACI Launch. The Association of Catholics in Ireland [ACI] received a message of support to-day from a ‘sister’ reform organisation in the UK on the eve of the launch of the new Irish Catholic reform group. The message highlights the growing international dimension of the reform movement in the...

read more

February 23rd 2013

ACI PRESS RELEASE 23rd FEBRUARY 2013 ACI plan meeting in Limerick on March 1st 2013 The Association of Catholics in Ireland was formed last year out of a growing sense of powerlessness felt by many members of the laity arising from the lack of opportunity for real engagement in the affairs of our church. An...

read more

Letter to Papal Nuncio, January 26th 2013

Letter to the Papal Nuncio Dear Archbishop Brown, As members of the Steering Group of the Association of Catholics in Ireland [ACI], we are saddened by the impasse which has developed in the case of Fr. Tony Flannery. The clarifications issued by Fr. Tony since his Press Conference last Sunday, in our view, only serve...

read more

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...

read more

September 27th 2012

ACI PRESS RELEASE September 27th 2012 General Meeting of ACI announced for 10th November 2012 The ACI will hold a General Meeting on Saturday 10 November 2012 in the Regency Hotel, Dublin. The meeting will commence at 11.00 am and will follow the ACP Annual General Meeting which is scheduled to conclude at 10.30 am....

read more