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International Representatives Find Unanimous Agreement

International Representatives Find Unanimous Agreement

International Representatives Find Unanimous Agreement On Essential Church Reforms Despite Wide Cultural Diversity Reflections from a series of gatherings of…

Francis wants us to move away from that monarchical model

After extensive discussion about Querida Amazonia, the strategy team and advisors of Catholic Church Reform Int’l have moved from passionate…

Bishops Must Share Their Authority if the Sex Abuse Crisis is to be Resolved

Recognizing the bishops' inability to credibly evaluate their own performance, Cardinal Blase Cupich and others representing the hierarchy of the Church are…

Church Reform Global Network assures Pope Francis of backing of majority Catholics

July 12, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pope Francis can be assured of the backing of the majority Catholics globally in…

Catholic Reform Group urges Pope Francis to invite young people not just as auditors but to “make some noise” at the Synod on Youth

Catholic Church Reform Int’l congratulates Pope Francis on calling a Synod dedicated to young men and women. Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri,…

Catholic Reform Group urges Pope Francisto have young people “make some noise” at the Synod on Youth

December 22, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rene Reid Work phone: 775-825-9196; Cell phone: 775-772-1210 Rene.Reid@CatholicChurchReformIntl.org  www.CatholicChurchReformIntl.org  Catholic Church Reform…

Advocates for Reform See Continuity in Comments of Pope Francis on Women’s Ordination

People in reform organizations from North America, India, Africa, Europe and Oceana have responded with care to what Pope Francis…

Catholic Reform Group Urges New Department for the Laity, Family, and Life to Actively Collaborate with Lay-led Initiatives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1 September 2016 Contact: Rene ReidWork phone: 775-825-9196; Cell phone: 775-772-1210Rene.Reid@CatholicChurchReformIntl.org www.CatholicChurchReformIntl.org  Catholic Reform Group Urges New…

Amoris Laetitia gives hope at the grass roots for a more responsive Church

Press Release For Immediate Release Contact: Rene Reid 775-825-9196 Rene.Reid@CatholicChurchReformIntl.org Catholic Church Reform International (CCRI) is both hopeful and disappointed…

Catholic Reform Groups join together saying, “The Synod was a good start, but…”

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Press Releases 2015

NCR article on CCRI, Feb. 27, 2015: International Church Group enters Synoy fray with “alternative survey” Press Release Feb 27,…

Press Releases 2014

  COR Press release 09-30-14 COR sending the voices of the people to the Synod. Press Release 09-09-14 announcing CCRI’s plan to…

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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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