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Looking back over the year - 2019

Clerical Sex Abuse Scandal Despite the slowness of reforming our Church, some changes are beginning to take place. No doubt, the entire year has been overshadowed by the clergy sex abuse scandal. Tribunals are slowly being established in dioceses around the globe though only headed by laity in not-nearly-enough instances. We're happy to see Francis lift the papal secrecy rule on this abuse. Follow Australia's lead, New Zealand implemented own Royal Commission to investigate this matter. So far, 1400 victims have come forward to talk to the Commission. The members plan to have a temporary report out by the end of 2020 and the final by 2023. There is talk among the laity of this also leading to a Plenary Council for this country.

Newsletter - 26 October 2019

Live stream to hear 
Sr. Joan Chittister and Mary McAleese in conversation
On November 2, you can listen to Sister Joan Chittister OSB and Dr Mary McAleese, live in conversation at Dublin's Trinity College. You can live stream this event by clicking on

These are some corresponding times for this event:

Location Local Time Time Zone UTC Offset
Dublin (Ireland) Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 2:00:00 pm GMT UTC
Paris (France - Île-de-France) Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 3:00:00 pm CET UTC+1 hour
Mexico City (Mexico) Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 8:00:00 am CST UTC-6 hours
Mumbai (India - Maharashtra) Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 7:30:00 pm IST UTC+5:30 hours
Auckland (New Zealand - Auckland) Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 3:00:00 am NZDT UTC+13 hours
Nairobi (Kenya) Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 5:00:00 pm EAT UTC+3 hours
San Francisco (USA - California) Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 7:00:00 am PDT UTC-7 hours
Chicago (USA - Illinois) Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 9:00:00 am CDT UTC-5 hours
New York (USA - New York) Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 10:00:00 am EDT UTC-4 hours
Karachi (Pakistan) Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 7:00:00 pm PKT UTC+5 hours
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11:00:00 am BRT UTC-3 hours
Sydney (Australia - New South Wales) Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 1:00:00 am AEDT UTC+11 hours
Corresponding UTC (GMT) Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 14:00:00
Listen to our new CCRI Podcast series
We invite you to listen to our CCRI Podcast series reaching out to Christians looking for alternate ways to live your faith. We invite you to find us at one of the following locations and listen to interviews with various Christian leaders - including Fr. Joe Healey on Small Christian Communities, Fr. Tom Reese on the Amazonian Synod, Tom  on thDoyle on Clergy Sexual Abuse, Peter Wilkinson on the coming Australian Plenary Council, Massimo Faggioli sharing his insights into the politics of the Church. These and other  guests offer new and creative ways for living our faith and even how we might assume greater responsibility for moving our faith experience forward into today's world. Check back often as we will be adding new Podcasts frequently.
  1. Apple Podcasts 
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  3. Google casts 
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  6.  Pocket casts 
  7. Radio Public
  8. Overcast
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Rene Reid
CCRI, director

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