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How You Can Become Involved

Join our circle of advisors and representatives as an individual or as a representative of your reform group


"Alone, the pope cannot change the world. A pope for the people must have a people for the pope. This initiative gives us a means of being with Pope Francis."

 Gaston Roberge, SJ, India


Worldwide Organizations

See the worldwide organizations who are speaking out to Pope Francis about the reform of our Church.

 

Petitions that have been signed over the years supporting similar reforms.

 


 

Catholic Church Reform Int'l - a Global Network of more than a hundred reform groups and individuals from 65 countries. If you would like to collaborate with us to continue on the path set by Vatican II, you have come to the right place. Welcome!

If there is to be any reform of any kind in the Catholic Church, it must begin with the people having a voice.

The need has never been greater than it is at this moment in time for the People of God to unite our voices so as to be strong enough to be heard in our Church. Our special advisor, Sr. Joan Chittister, reminds us: "Until we raise a common voice we will not only not be heard, we will not even be listened to in the light of larger issues and larger groups, all clamoring for attention."


 

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 with the synodal prayer.

Presentations by members representing each of the continental assemblies:

The intent of these presentations is to better understand to what extent the episcopal national reports from the bishops are in sync with the reports from the People of God.

Synod Continental Phase – No transparency

9 September 2022
 
The Synod Office have received 104 National Syntheses out of the 114 Bishops conferences from around the world. But less than 50% of these National Syntheses are publicly available!

While the Synod Office “strongly recommended” that each Diocesan Syntheses should be made public, they left it to the individual bishop’s conferences to decide whether to publish their National Syntheses or not. And over 50% have reverted to their traditional position of SECRECY. The majority wish to avoid transparency and accountability. 

Pope Francis’ Synodal process had proposed listening at the grassroots level: From communities to parishes to diocese to country to continent to global synod. But it appears the majority of bishops prefer to mould their National Syntheses to their personal liking, rather than reflecting what the Holy Spirit is saying through the people of God. The synodal process should be transparent at all stages.

The Continental Syntheses now being prepared are to be reviewed in each country, which provides some scope for checking manipulation. Hopefully the committees will be free to speak openly where they identify manipulations.

The Synod in October 2023 is to be made up of 300 men and 1 woman. That should be changed by Pope Francis to 300 men and 300 women. That would show a clear move towards the “inverted pyramid” Pope Francis has spoken about.


Colm Holmes                        
Chair, We Are Church International            
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We Are Church International (WAC) founded in Rome in 1996, is a global coalition of national church reform groups. It is committed to the renewal of the Roman Catholic Church based on the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) and the theological spirit developed from it.       

Seeking a balanced representation of the People for the Continental Synod

We are in the process of reaching out to reform leaders worldwide regarding the second phase of Pope Francis’s Synod. Now that we have the assurance from the Synod Office that the Continental phase of Pope Francis’s Synod will be ecclesial (involving the whole Church) and not just episcopal (with bishops only), our remaining concern is that a balanced representation of the People will be chosen. We invite you to take our survey:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/synod2ndphaseIt will only take a couple of minutes of your time.

It is critical that we not let down after phase one of the Synod but that we put the pressure on the bishops to select a balanced representation of the People of God. We hope you will consider joining this newly forming board and pass it on to other reformers in your circle of contacts.

 

Post your synodal reports where others can read them

In the interest of openness and transparency in governance processes, CCRI has created a platform for an open sharing of submissions to the synod office which Pope Francis has initiated. You are invited to send us a copy of your submission, be it from a parish group, a local community, a diocese, or a Small Christian Community that has responded to Pope Francis’s call to engage in the Synodal Process. We will post these on our website www.ThePeopleSpeakOut.org to make them accessible to all. To ensure submissions are authentic, we will only post those that are authored, i.e. include a name of an individual or group and location (city, state, country) of the submitters. We look forward to your sharing these for all to read.

 

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A Nun’s Journey has been gifted to Catholic Church Reform Int’l, a non-profit organization. All purchases of this book are tax-deductible and will go to support the reform movement of the Catholic Church. Go to Amazon to purchase a Kindle e-book for $9.99, the paperback edition for $19.99, or the hardback edition for $29.99. For a personalized autographed copy, click on www.ReneReid.com and click "Order" in the top left corner. When you have read the book, it would be helpful if you go back to Amazon and click "rating" to rate it and write a review. Your support for this project is most appreciated.

When you make a donation to support our cause, you join with others who are investing in restoring our Church to what Jesus intended. The dollars we receive are used to run our programs and to reach a broad spectrum of the People of God. We are focused on reaching out to the Faithful, reform activists, as well as those who feel abandoned by the Church. A significant share of funds are currently going to support our online Zoom Small Seekers Community for young people . Your personal contributions in offering your This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and your donations are most appreciated.

 

Walking the journey with you, in peace,

Our CCRI strategy team 

Rene Reid, director

 

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