The Francis Factor: Implications for Church Reform
A Conversation with the
American Catholic Council
Sunday Evening, August 30, 8:00-9:30pm
Wolf Room, Hyatt Regency Tamaya
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico
Please join us in this ACC sidebar event, as we consider how St. Francis and Pope Francis (and presenters Richard Rohr, Ilia Delio, and Shane Claiborne) are heralding a new way of being “church” in the 21st century, and how that challenges structures and practices in the institutional Catholic Church.
The conversation will build on themes of the CAC conference, in light of ACC’s focus on church governance, the Catholic Bill of Rights & Responsibilities
adopted at ACC’s seminal gathering in Detroit (June, 2011), and upcoming strategies across the Church Reform Movement in context of Pope Francis’ US visit, the Family Synod in Rome, and beyond. Join us as we consider questions like the following:
- How is the Church as “institution” evolving and emerging?
- Where is the Spirit, through Pope Francis, taking the institutional Catholic Church?
- What do structures of Church look like if we put the focus not on doctrine, but on action, love, & mercy?
- What are implications for the role of the baptized in such a Church?
- How do we integrate “contemplation and action” across the Church Reform Movement?
Join the Conversation in the WOLF ROOM!
Not able to make it? Please keep us in prayer as we move forward together to make the Church better reflect Francis’ vision of justice and mercy! ACC will report on the proceedings of the event in our next newsletter.
Janet M Hauter: National Chairperson of the American Catholic Council, long-time activist in Church Reform, including Voice of the Faithful and Catholic Church Reform International. (Chicago. IL)
Dr. John W. Frank: ACC Advisory Council, professor of leadership studies at the Taylor Leadership Institute (University of North Florida), and “graduate” of one of CAC’s earliest Internship program in the early 1980s. (Jacksonville, FL)