To all who support Church reform:
We stand in solidarity with the victims of the Orlando, Florida massacre along with their families and loved ones who are grieving their loss. As the shooter declared himself a “soldier of ISIS,” so we declare ourselves followers of Jesus Christ. Consequently, let us look into our hearts and ask ourselves what more we can do to counter the hatred and violence that is becoming increasingly prevalent in our world. Perhaps one step is the proposal that we are bringing forward to you today.
Invite friends to a small gathering in your community
Francis has been our pope for just over three years now and, while he has brought a fresh spirit of openness to the Church, he is still meeting with resistance in many parts of the world to get bishops to open dialogue with the grassroots. Not waiting for the initiative of the bishops, Francis is also encouraging the People of God to speak up, to "make some noise" and "bother our pastors!"
Greetings at the start of this Pentecost Season of the Church:
CCRI is here to support reform movements coming from various organizations throughout the world. If you agree, we invite you to sign the following three petitions:
We are delighted by the many people who take time to send short reponses, generally of appreciation, for our newsletters. The Directors and Strategy Team take note of all they say.
From time to time there is a longer response which the CCRI leadership would like to share more widely..