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Just a Thought – A New Way of being Christian – ‘Dialogue’.

What would our Catholic Church look like if an unyielding search for justice and harmony characterized its mission in the…

Historic report withheld – Australian Bishops regress to ‘business as usual’

(Print /.PDF version HERE) A new ‘historic’, ‘substantial’, and ‘comprehensive’ report on Catholic Church governance The Light of the Southern…

DEATH OF THE CLERICAL CULTURE – RECLAIMING THE PRIESTHOOD OF THE FAITHFUL

https://parracatholic.org/address-to-the-concerned-catholics/ It is time for the People of God to take our rightful place in the Church

We can’t put up a sign saying ‘business as usual,’*

* Archbishop Coleridge, The Courier-Mail, February 8, 2017. by David Timbs During the final days of the February 2017 Catholic…

This report is a bombshell…

Brain Coyne, Catholica, writes in his email, I’ve spent the last few days reading the report we brought to your…

Preparing for the 2020 Australian Plenary Council

(Published in The Swag, Vol. 25, No.3, Spring 2017, pp. 12-15) This second article in the series looking at particular…

Particular Councils: a resource rarely used in Australia

(Published in The Swag, Vol. 25, No. 3, Spring 2017, pp. 9-11) This is the first of a series of…

Open Letter to the Bishops of Australia

Catholics for Renewal has drafted this letter in consultation with many Catholics strongly committed to the teachings of Jesus and…

Is it time for a Plenary or National Council of the Catholic Church in Australia?

by Peter J Wilkinson15 May 2012 originally published in The Swag A plenary or national council (or synod) is an…

Choosing the next Archbishop of Melbourne:

 how it should occur, and why this is important by Peter Wilkinson The Diocese of Melbourne was established in 1847. …

Why the delays in appointing Australia’s Bishops?

Bishops for the Australian mission From 1788, when the First Fleet sailed into Botany Bay, until 31 March 2016, seventeen…

Selecting new bishops – a proposal involving the faithful

Peter Johnstone, President of Catholics for Renewal Inc, outlines a proposal for selecting the nine new bishops Australia will need…

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Speaking Out with One Unified Global Voice

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

My hope is that by speaking out together - a strong chorus of calls for reform - we can provide a common, a clear, a strong and ongoing voice for the yet incomplete vision of Vatican II.

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.

In light of this, we invite individuals and organizations to join together in making known our opinions for the good of our Church. By uniting our voices, it is not about abandoning the unique work of your organization but rather about how your work can enhance global reform."

Sr. Joan Chittister, CCRI Special advisor

"We have to join our forces in order to reach a real breakthrough in this window of opportunity." Hans Kung, CCRI Consultor


"When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion." [Ethiopian proverb]


"Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable." [Kenyan proverb]

"(The Christian faithful) have the right and even at times the duty to manifest to the sacred pastors their opinion on matters which pertain to the good of the Church and to make their opinion known to the rest of the Christian faithful." (Canon 212 §3)

CCRI is also interested in helping support various causes in regions of the world by garnering the support of our entire global community for those who need support beyond their parish, organization, or locale. Send us (1) your name and affiliation, or (2) the name of your group with some description of your goals, membership, and numbers. Click here to see those organizations who have already joined together speaking out for reform of our Church.



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