Prayers for Synodal Gatherings

Opening Prayers We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name. With You alone to guide…

Opening Prayer – Strategy Team – 15 June 2016

Mary Beth Stein shared this prayer with the team: Holy One, for the longest time we have prayed, “Your kingdom…

Small Christian Seekers Community for Young People

Young people are the future. Concerned about their feeling isolated from the Church and its teachings, CCRI has begun hosting…

Did the Woman Say?

by Frances Croake Frank Did the woman say,  When she held him for the first time in the dark of…

Opening Prayer – Strategy Team meeting – 11 May 2016

Suggested by Ed Shreurs   Invictus Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to…

A Statement of Faith

Composed by Christina Reymer for the Strategy Team meeting on 27 April 2016  We believe in God, creating all that…

Opening Prayer – Strategy Team Meeting – 30 March 2016

In the name of the Creator with whom we share divinity, the redeemer with whom we share humanity, and the…
Post your synodal reports where others can read them

Post your synodal reports where others can read them

Dear friends, In the interest of openness and transparency in governance processes, CCRI is creating a platform for an open…

Good Friday Reflection

Ukranians react to Pope Francis having a Ukranian family and a Russian family participate together in his Via Crucis Good…
Start a synodal gathering in your region

Start a synodal gathering in your region

Pope Francis has presented us with an extraordinary opportunity to speak out about the kind of Church we'd like to…

International Reform Network Calls For Action Following On Cardinal Marx’s Letter

Cardinal Marx Letter has opened up a new awakening for the People of God Catholic Church Reform Internation...

Church Reform Movement releases A Peoples Exhortation

Catholic Church Reform Int'l recently released a survey inviting people globally to describe their experience of Covid-19 and freely share…
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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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