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ACC is going to the Center for Action and Contemplation to participate in a symposium: “The Francis Factor: How Saint Francis and Pope Francis are changing the world” on August 30-September 1st.  On the first night of the conference, ACC will sponsor a separate discussion group on “Francis Factor in changing the Church”.

Why not join ACC leaders at this terrific conference sponsored by Richard Rohr’s Center for Action and Contemplation for an end-of-summer boost!  We’ll network, dialogue and make plans for bringing the “Francis Factor” into our local churches!
Please email sheilapeiffer.acc@gmail.com if you are coming!

Listening Session Project Report now available!

ACC has been working with other organizations in COR to promote Listening Sessions to gather data for the upcoming Family Synod in Rome.  The response was robust and we have submitted to the Vatican, the nuncio, Archbishop Kurtz, and all active US bishops, a report on the over fifty sessions that took place this spring.  Read the full report here.

 LCWR Mandate removed – American Catholics rejoice!

On April 16, 2015 the mandate that had been imposed on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious by the CDF was finally lifted. Over the past five years, ACC participated with the Nun Justice Project coalition to organize massive support for women religious. Tens of thousands of Catholics petitioned the Vatican and participated in hundreds of public demonstrations, prayer services, vigils, and media events.  Their voices have been instrumental in advancing due process, raising up women’s leadership voice and promoting justice in the Church.  Read the NunJustice Project press release here.For the full report about the process, please click here.



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.



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