OUR MISSION STATEMENT
TO PROVIDE A PRAYERFUL VOICE, ATTENTIVE TO THE SPIRIT, THROUGH
WHICH THE FAITHFUL CAN ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN THE GOVERNANCE AND GUIDANCE OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.
We work towards achieving our mission by pursuing three goals:
Support survivors of clergy sexual abuse
Support priests of integrity
Shape structural change within the Catholic Church
Catholics on the Edge, written by Tim Unsworth, contains an essay written about Barbara Blaine, the Founder of SNAP. For more information, click here.
Common Sense II - A Resource for Catholic Church Reform
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Oct. 21, 2013
The next Friday vigil is scheduled for November 7th, at 222 N. 17th St, Phila., at 12 noon.
Archdiocese Building, 222 N. 17th St
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You Have the Power
A short documentary presented by Pennsylvania Representative Mark Rozzi addressing Statutes of Limitation Reform
Founder of Association of Catholic Priests in Ireland, Father Tony Flannery was suspended by the Vatican for refusing to sign a statement stating that women should never be ordained as priests and that he would adhere to church orthodoxy on matters like contraception and homosexuality.
“How can I put my name to such a document when it goes against everything I believe in,” said Fr. Flannery. “If I signed this, it would be a betrayal not only of myself but of my fellow priests and lay Catholics who want change.”
“I refuse to be terrified into submission,” he added.
Fr. Flannery preached retreats, missions and novenas, heard confessions and served parishes before his suspension.
Fr. Flannery will focus his presentation on the real prospects for reform in the church in light of the Francis papacy. He will discuss the areas where reform is urgently needed and how these reforms might be brought about.
This event is sponsored locally by Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church; Call to Action Philadelphia Region; Voice of the Faithful, Philadelphia; Southeastern Pennsylvania Women's Ordination Conference; and Dignity/Philadelphia.
The Redemptorist priest will speak on Friday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. at the University of the Sciences McNeil Science and Technology Building, 723 South 43rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495 (www.sciences.org).
Register in advance at email@example.com or 610-825-0355. Everyone is welcome. Suggested donation is $10, or more at the door.
Irish Redemptorist, Fr. Tony Flannery will visit Philadelphia on October 24th to speak as part of a tour of the United States.
He will discuss his point of view concerning the reforms needed to enable the Catholic Church to continue as a Eucharistic community. With the decline in the number of priests, we face a Eucharistic famine, unless some changes are made.
Last year we heard Fr. Helmut Schuller from Austria with a view from Europe about where Church reform must head. Now the picture of Ireland and its Catholic future will be brought to our community.
Join us at University of the Sciences on October 24th at 7 pm for this interesting event.
Marita Green, Chair