Articles and Interviews re: Our Open Letter to Pope Francis

Media postings the year CCRI was first established, 2013.


Liberal Catholics urge Pope Francis for reforms as consultations start GMA News, Sept. 26, 2013


Reform Groups Write to Pope The Tablet, Sept. 25, 2013


Reform Groups Appeal to Pope Francis  The Tablet, Sept. 28, 2013


Catholic reform groups demand greater say

Katholische Reformgruppen fordern mehr Mitspracherecht Fuldaer Zeitung.de Sept 25, 2013

More Dialogue Instead of Dictates Sept. 26, 2013

Mehr Dialog statt Diktat  DPA (most important News Agency in Germany)

 “Reform Group” sends letter to Pope asking for more participation Sept. 25, 2013

“Reformgruppen” dringen in Schreiben an Papst auf mehr Teilhabe KNA (official Catholic News Agency, Germany

Catholic reform groups are calling on Pope Francis to have a voice in the Church Sept. 25, 2013

Katholische Reformgruppen fordern Mitspracherecht von Papst Franziskus OsthessenNews.de

Bishops continue to argue about the publishing company’s future Sept. 26, 2013

Bischöfe streiten weiter über Zukunft des UnternehmensSueddeutsche Zeitung (very important daily newspaper)

Faith without Submission Sept. 26, 2013

Glauben ohne Unterwerfung! Die Zeit (very important weekly newspaper)

 Public radio station (one of 7 interviews done on public radio stations)


In Appeal to Pope reform groups call for more say Sept. 26, 2013

Appell an Papst: Reformgruppen fordern mehr Mitsprache religion.ORG.at

Katholische Gruppierungen weltweit fordern mehr Mitsprache kathweb


“Reform Group” sends letter to Pope asking for more participation Sept. 26, 2013

“Reformgruppen” dringen in Schreiben an Papst auf mehr Teilhabe Kipa

Catholic Reform Groups join together Sept. 25, 2013

Katholische Reformgruppen weltweit zur Kurienrefom   
(website of the Roman Catholic Church in Switzerland)


Catholic Organizations ask Pope for a hearing to discuss reforms Sept. 25, 2013

Organizaciones de católicos piden una audiencia al papa para debatir reformas


100 Catholic reform movements send letter to Pope Oct. 2,2013

Irish join global Catholics urging Church reform Oct. 1, 2013


Catholic Bishops urge Pope to reconsider future direction of the church

Geoffrey Robinson and Bill Morris, join Tim Cox in the studio of 612 ABC in Brisbane Sept. 27 2013 

The Catholic Church is no stranger to controversy, especially when it comes to claims of sexual abuse and fiscal corruption. Now, three Catholic Bishops are joining with 100 church organisations, calling on Pope Francis to acknowledge the rights of Catholics when it comes to making decisions on these issues within their church. Listen to the interview

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"...Until we raise a common voice, we will not only not be heard, we will not even be listened to....   

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In common cause, let us band together across the world. By our desire to be heard on particular issues - all of them important - let us not lose the strength of our common voice by reducing it to a whisper.

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