How do we prepare for a synodal process? Start with the documents of Vatican II

[Written by Michael Sean Winters - Published by the NCR Online - October 1, 2021] Nine days from now, Pope…

CCRI Synod Registration Form

Pope Francis has initiated a 3-step process over the next two years with the first step opening avenues for all…

Why people are insisting that their voices be heard at the Synod

Next month, each diocese will be receiving a questionnaire from the Office of the Synod of Bishops inviting the people…

Let’s take advantage of the narrow window of opportunity Pope Francis has given us

For years, many of us have been working and praying for the reform of our Church. For the first time,…

Engaging the people in Pope Francis synods

To Bishops and Pastors in the Catholic Church: Pope Francis has called for engagement of the whole People of God…

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Announcing the Peoples Synod

Inviting thinking Catholics and Christians to dialogue These events will be held online Saturdays: August 8, 15, 22 and 29…

Urbi et Orbi Blessing 2020

Dear brothers and sisters, Happy Easter! Today the Church’s proclamation echoes throughout the world: “Jesus Christ is risen!” – “He…

James Alison invites us to an experiment

James has created ‘Praying Eucharistically‘, a website enabling celebration of the Eucharist in these times of isolation. He says Many…

Abuse Summit leaves many at risk

Press Release - 27 February 2019 [ Swedish ] The Abuse Summit (21-24 Feb 2019) was a disappointment and a missed…

Sex Abuse Summit – Press Briefing 21 February 2019

All Nice things were said about the responsibility  to victims – listen, take on the journey and responsibility to respond.…

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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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