Catholic Church Organizations and Reform Groups
On September 25, 2013 press conferences were held worldwide to announce the joint effort of 100 Church Organizations who had come together to address Pope Francis and his advisors on needed reforms in our Church and to urge them to acknowledge the rights and responsibilities of baptized Catholics to have a say in matters of concern for the good of the Church.
Since then our supporters have told us about many more groups and organizations. We invite you to visit their websites to see what they do and how you might support them.
Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church (ARCC)
Our mission is to bring about substantive structural change in the Catholic Church, ARCC seeks to institutionalize a collegial understanding of Church in which decision-making is shared and accountability is realized among Catholics of every kind and condition. It affirms that there are fundamental rights which are rooted in the humanity and baptism of all Catholics. ARCC informs Catholics, on a regular basis, of their rights, responsibilities, and the issues of the day through publications such as the electronic ARCC News. ARCC is developing a workshop which will help Catholics identify and understand their rights and responsibilities in the Church, and enable them to exercise their rights and responsibilities. ARCC grants the Hans Küng award to a person or persons who have exemplified the work for the rights of Catholics in the Church.