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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 online Small Communities for Young Adult Seekers to offer them a safe place to share their concerns and find support for the life issues they face. As an international and diverse group meeting twice a month on Zoom, these groups will be led by Alloys Nyakundi, a young man from Kenya who has received his Masters from Loyola University and trained to lead these gatherings. He is committed to assist each group in growing together and, if they choose, seeking to find their rightful place within the Catholic community. The next gathering is scheduled on July 21. These are the corresponding times for this gathering:

New York (USA – New York) Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 11:00:00 am EDTUTC-4 hours

Nairobi (Kenya)Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 6:00:00 pm EATUTC+3 hours

Dodoma (Tanzania)Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 6:00:00 pm EATUTC+3 hours

Johannesburg (South Africa)Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 5:00:00 pm SASTUTC+2 hours

Karachi (Pakistan – Sindh)Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 8:00:00 pm PKTUTC+5 hours

Mumbai (India – Maharashtra)Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 8:30:00 pm ISTUTC+5:30 hours

Mexicali (Mexico – Baja California)Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 8:00:00 am PDTUTC-7 hours

Corresponding UTC (GMT)Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 15:00:00

To join this Zoom gathering, click on

Meeting ID: 815 7383 1514, Passcode: seekers

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Post your synodal reports where others can read them

In the interest of openness and transparency in governance processes, CCRI is creating 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 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 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 to 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


Good Friday Reflection


 Ukranians react to Pope Francis having a
Ukranian family and a Russian family participate together in
his Via Crucis Good Friday procession

As Christians around the world honor this Good Friday, religious and government leaders in Ukraine have expressed "indignation" at the Vatican's decision to have two families – one Ukrainian and the other Russian – carry a cross together at the papal-led Via Crucis on Good Friday at the famed Colosseum. To read the full article in La Croix, click here.

Everyone in every part of the world has opinions about what should be done about Putin's war on Ukraine. What are your thoughts about our pope having a Ukraine family and a Russian family walk together in this Good Friday procession in Rome? Let us ask ourselves: What would Jesus do? What hope exists for the outcome of Ukraine?

 After every Good Friday, there is a resurrection. As we live the passion of Good Friday in solidarity with the Ukrainian people, how do we look forward to the Resurrection?

With blessings for this sacred time in our Church year,

Rene Reid
CCRI director


We are delighted by the many people who take time to send short reponses, generally of appreciation, for our newsletters.   The Directors and Strategy Team take note of all they say.

From time to time there is a longer response which the CCRI leadership would like to share more widely..