Pope Francis restores the good sense of Jesus

by Leonardo Boff, Theologian-Philosopher, Earthcharter Commission Pope Francis' speeches are not framed either by the doctrines or dogmas of the Roman Catholic Church. It is…

Vatican to undertake ecological initiatives during Easter season

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — During Holy Week and in the Easter season, the Vatican will take part in several initiatives…

Unique ‘songs of sorrow’ sung during Lent in Bangladesh

Dhaka:  As darkness descends, Montu Tolentino makes his way to a house in Chorakhola village situated about 40-kilometers from Dhaka.…

Pope Francis: Year four begins

Pope Francis is now in the fourth year of his pontificate. And in this relatively brief period of time one…

Let us remember the Golden Rule

“Let us remember the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” (Mt 7:12). This…

Infallibility — Hans Küng appeals to Pope Francis

  Next week, Hans Küng, the Catholic priest and Swiss theologian, will mark his 88th birthday. The fifth volume of…

When bad is on the rise, brave, decent, everyday people stand up and say no

In many organizations individuals often ‘feel’ something is wrong. Things gnaw away at the edge of their consciousness, unsettling and…
Proposed Constitution for the Catholic Church

Proposed Constitution for the Catholic Church

The Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research has submitted revolutionary proposals to the Synod on Synodality, a worldwide consultation of Catholics…
Report On The Global Continental Synod Board

Report On The Global Continental Synod Board

September 17, 2022 There were 27 participants from five of the seven regions where continental assemblies will be held. We began…
Reaching Out to Bishops Asking to Be Included in Their Consultation

Reaching Out to Bishops Asking to Be Included in Their Consultation

Send a Letter to Your Bishop Pope Francis is doing all in his power to guide the Catholic Church into…
Letter to US Conference of Bishops Re the Continental Stage of the Synod[65]

Letter to US Conference of Bishops Re the Continental Stage of the Synod[65]

To the U.S. Conference of Bishops: Greetings to you as we continue forward in this synodal process begun by Pope…
No Synodality Without Laity

No Synodality Without Laity

Press Release 14 November 2022 We Are Church calls for Equal Numbers of Voices for Laity and Clergy at the…

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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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