The American Catholic Council (ACC) was formed to act, not talk, around issues of institutional change in the Church focused on governance. We believe we have been called to be disciples fully participating in creating a just, inclusive and collegial community and therefore will initiate and collaborate in all actions that provide a multi-dimensional focused approach to change in the institutional Church.
Catholic Tipping Point Tour 2014 - People of Conscience: Reforming the Church Today
Fr. Tony Flannery, a Catholic priest from Ireland, will tour the U.S. this fall, from October 22 – November 18, 2014, visiting 18 cities and speaking with Catholic laity and leadership on topics of women in the Church, the future of ministry, the problem with infallibility, and the sexual teachings of the Catholic Church.
Although Fr.Tony has been ordered to remain silent and forbidden to minister as a priest because of his refusal to sign a document that violates his conscience, he and all people of conscience are ready to dialogue.
Dates of Tour: October 22 – November 18, 2014
Speaking locations: Washington, DC * Baltimore * Philadelphia * New York City * Boston * Providence * Syracuse * Cleveland * Detroit * Minneapolis * Memphis * Sarasota * San Antonio * St. Louis * Phoenix * Sacramento * Portland, OR * Seattle
Which location will you go to for this important conversation? Visit this website for more information!
Extraordinary Synod on the Family
Janet Hauter, ACC leader, will be in Rome to participate in the Catholic Church Reform International’s Forum on the Family: Listening to the Faithful on October 2nd and 3rd. ACC has been an active collaborator in the international group of reformers working to bring the grassroots needs of the Church to the attention of the bishops who will be convening at the Synod. More details about the CCRI Forum are available here.
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