Events where CCR Int'l or our friends and partners were
December 6, 2015 - Virginia Saldanha, India
A Vision of the Church for the Future
October 12, 2015 - from James Katoor, India
Feeling One with the Church
April 26, 2015 - from James Katoor, India
Peddlers of Pure Blood: Deadly Virus
April 25, 2015 - from Indian Women Theologians Forum
Common Priesthood of Women
March 26, 2015 - from Astrid Lobo Gajiwala, India
March 25, 2015 - from Astrid Lobo Gajiwala, India
Meeting of Women in Inter-Faith families
February 26, 2015 - from Future Church
Pope Francis, Everthing is not OK yet for Women in the Church
February 18, 2015 - from Isaac Gomes in India
Kolkata Protests against Attacks on Christian Minorities
January 30, 2015 - from Alan Doulton in India
The State of the Catholic Church
January 11, 2015 - from the Philippines
The Philippine Church from Sr. Mary John Mananzan
November 19, 2014 - from Australia's Catholics for Renewal
A walk through the Synod on the Family from start to date
November 19, 2014 - from India
Towards the synod: India's multiculturalism, a challenge and a resource for Christian families
September 4, 2014 - from Canada
Where are the Families at the Catholic Synod on the Family?
August 21, 2014 - concerns from India
Communion for the Divorced by Chhotebhai
August 8,2014 - Leadership Conference of Women Religious:
Joan Chittister's most recent NCR article supports the sisters and encourages them to "Cry Out, Sisters, Cry Out!" Old Monk's prayer and plea for the sisters is that they have the courage to say: "As members of LCWR, we stand with our sister, Catherine of Siena, in reminding the faithful, "We've had enough of the ehortations to be silent. Cry out with a thousand tongues. I see the world is rotten because of silence." To offer your support to the LCWR, sign the petition now.
July 30, 2014 - Palestine:
What is going on in Gaza is not war. It is outright massacre of innocent civilians.
More than 650 people killed and over 4000 injured, the majority being civilians; this cannot be justified as an act of self-defense!
It is time for a radical change of concepts and positions. Israelis and Palestinians can live together in peace and mutual love if the root causes of injustice are removed. Education given to the people was negative in past years. A new education must begin.
The same conversion should happen in the hearts of Israeli Authorities.
May 21, 2014 – Austria
The Vatican has issued a Decree
of Excommunication for the head
of We Are Church Austria, Dr. Martha Heizer, and her husband Gert.
The charge is celebrating the Eucharist at their home without the presence of a
priest. We have a news article, the statement by the diocese, a state
ment by the Heizers, a commentary, as well as addresses and phone numbers.
May 14, 2014 – U.S.A.
New journal launched
Our friends and partners at
Accelerating Catholic Church Reform (ACCR) have started a new journal:
The OMG! Journal
(The "Oh my God!"-journal),
dedicated to the proposition that "church-stuff" need not be boring.
Among the initiators is our very own,
maverick church reformer
Robert Blair Kaiser ("I have lots of arrows left in my quiver!").
The first issue features a sassy 6,000-word profile on Phoenix Bishop Thomas
Olmsted. It is written by Kaiser and tells in intimate detail how the
bishop excommunicated Mercy Sister
Margaret McBride for authorizing what he called an abortion at St. Joseph's
Hospital in Arizona and then, when the hospital refused to kowtow to his iffy
authority, excommunicated the hospital as well. Read
A Wayward Bishop by
Robert Blair Kaiser.
May 10, 2014 – The Netherlands
A partner group of CCR Int'l in the Netherlands is telling us that their bishops
are less than open about the recent Family Survey. They are
asking Pope Francis to use his influence to
make participation of the faithful
possible in the Church
. . .
April 30, 2014 – Rome/U.S.A.
Rome has confirmed again its judgement against the
LCWR and has criticized the U.S.-American sisters
for not complying with Rome's orders.
April 24, 2014 – Slovakia
Reform friends and supporters of ousted
Slovak bishop Robert Bezak
today to deliver 3,500 signatures to the Vatican ambassador in Bratislava,
asking for Bezak to be reinstated.
March 26, 2014 – Germany
German Bling-Bishop removed.
Report of Bishop's Conference cites irregularities, understating
of costs, and lavish expenditures on new diocesan center and bishop's
residence. "It is not
the bishop, the fault lies in the structure of
. . .
March 24, 2014 – Australia
Australian Cardinal Pell is testifying today before
the Royal Commission on Child
Abuse. What is the link between the
dysfunctional governance and child abuse?
by our Australian partner group Catholics for Renewal Inc. to the
March 21, 2014 – Germany
Call for participation goes mainstream.
Catholic Youth League
asks to give people a role in election of bishops
. . .
March 14, 2014 – Germany
The Cologne Church Initiative publishes results of their survey
"What kind of Bishop do
the faithful want?"
CCR Int'l sends letter of support
. . .
March 11, 2014 – Germany
Schüller banned by German diocese.
The bishop of Regensburg in Bavaria has
banned Helmut Schüller from the Austrian Priests' Initative from speaking
at a local church. CCR Int'l expresses concern and solidarity . . .
March 9, 2014 – Switzerland
2,000 Swiss Catholics took to the streets
today protesting the exclusionary
practices of Bishop Vitus Huonder. One of our advisors was there . . .
March 1, 2014 – Netherlands
Currently those employed by the Church are asked to swear obedience to the
bishops. A letter from the Netherlands suggests the obvious:
Why not change the oath
and swear obedience to . . .
February 24, 2014 – India
Reports from current protests from four church reform groups
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