‘To dialogue means to believe that the “other” has something worthwhile to say, and to entertain his or her point of view and perspective. Engaging in dialogue does not mean renouncing our own ideas and traditions, but the claim that they alone are valid or absolute’
– Pope Francis speaking in the Vatican on the 24th January 2014.
How can we – as people committed to church reform – respond to and support Pope Francis as he works to create an inclusive and welcoming church appropriate for the 21st Century? The proposal offered below by ACI provides a facility to the lay faithful to express their views in less restrictive circumstances than those offered by the Vatican Survey. These views, freely expressed, could be forwarded to the Secretariat to the Synod on the Family in October 2014 as well as to the Conference of Irish Bishops.
Click here to download the draft proposal of ACI’s strategy ‘Towards a National Conversation’