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Doctrinal text looks at increasing harmony among church groups

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Local bishops have an obligation to welcome new movements and communities and guide them, while the…

Commemoration of St. Mary Magdalene raised to a Feast

(Vatican Radio)  It was announced on Friday Pope Francis has decided to raise the celebration of the memorial of St.…

Dicastery for the laity, family and life, established “ad experimentum”

Vatican City, 4 June 2016 – Today, following a proposal made by the College of Cardinals, the Holy Father has…

Pope did not say he’d ordain women deacons, spokesman says

Catholic News Service reports that when Pope Francis met members of the International Union of Superiors General, the leadership group for…

Francis to create commission to study female deacons in Catholic church

Joshua McElwee is reporting this in the NCR today Pope Francis has announced he will create a commission to study…

A Church for our Daughters

We are pleased to bring you news of a vibrant new website: A Church for our Daughters.  This is a…

The pontificate might be stuck in the mud

Francis must now accelerate his ongoing reform and development of the Synod of Bishops so that, by law, it becomes…

Fr Hans Küng appreciates our support

Dear René Reid, Thank you for your kind mail. Personally I do not strive for an official rehabilitation, but I…

Fr. Hans Kung says Francis responded to request for free discussion on infallibility dogma

by Prof Hans Küng in the National Catholic Reporter On March 9, my appeal to Pope Francis to give room…

Pope Francis: Clericalism distorts the Church

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis said Tuesday that the clergy should serve lay people and not make use of them and spoke…

In letter to CDF, theologians and bishops call for reform of Vatican doctrinal investigations

From the National Catholic Reporter A group of prominent global Catholic theologians, priests and bishops who have been criticized by…

OMG – A Journal of Religion and Culture

  Volume 3 Issue 1 April 2016 April’s OMG! has Springtime renewal bursting throughout! Hans Küng writes an Open Letter…

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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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