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Seeking a balanced representation of the People for the Continental Synod

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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YOUR GIFT – IN ANY AMOUNT – IS PRICELESS

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 suggestions and your donations are most appreciated.

Walking the journey with you, in peace,

Our CCRI strategy team 

Rene Reid, director

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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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