2016 – 2020 Strategic Plan for the American Catholic Council

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2016-2020 Strategic Plan for the American Catholic Council 

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5 Comments

  1. Posted January 27, 2016 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    Is not the desired End Result of your efforts a New Theology based on the life and teachings of Jesus relevant to people and the world as it is today replacing the redemption theology of a bygone era and church? Delia, Morwood, Chardin all point to that need.

  2. Helen McCarthy
    Posted January 27, 2016 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    July 22, 2013 Pope Francis

    “Who am I to judge them if they’re seeking the Lord in good faith?” he said.

    Seeking the Lord in good faith is exactly what the ACC does. It finds the doors of Mercy. It points them out to Catholics and invites them all to see.

  3. William Ferrari
    Posted January 29, 2016 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    It would be unfortunate if the movement became by policy inimical to bishops whatever their unwillingness to cooperate. On the other hand maintaining independent process is important to the lay movement. It has to remade clearer that the lay movement accepts the bishops’ final authority in matters of faith and morals ( now with fulsome input of the laity) while the bishops accept accountability to the laity in other matters. Priests must remain obedient to their bishops and the lay movement should not attempt to draw the clergy away from their vow of obedience e.g. by secret surveys excluding the intermediation of bishops. To do so would be unwise and divisive. Bishops should recognize their solemn duty to listen to the faithful which is always the tendency of great moral leadership. The laity must know that progress will be particularly painful for all concerned which should color our mutual regard and affection.

    • Posted February 4, 2016 at 8:24 am | Permalink

      Hierarchical (top-down) systems simply do not work any more. There is not one, government, business, church that can be trusted.

      Vatican II flattened the pyramid.

      The Good Ole Boys will never change the rules to the detriment of their own power.

      The ACC will fail if it stays beholden to the Bishops.

      Jesus never established a bureaucracy, and if he had, it would never be Roman.

      • Posted February 5, 2016 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

        John, how very right you are! Jesus never established a bureaucracy. As a matter of FACT, the Bible is a Jewish book written by Jewish people who were instructed to “Go into the whole world.” Somehow it has been captured by and claimed by the Catholic
        Church as if it were their word!
        Margaret

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