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American Catholic Council American Catholic
Council is a movement bringing together a network of individuals,
organizations, and communities to consider the state and future of
our Church. We believe our Church is at a turning point in its
history. We recall the promise of the Second Vatican Council for a
renaissance of the roles and responsibilities of all the
Baptized through a radically inclusive and engaged relationship
between the Church and the World. We respond to the Spirit of
Vatican II by summoning the Baptized together to demonstrate our
re-commitment. We seek personal conversion to renew our Church to
conform to the authentic Gospel message, the teachings of our Church,
and our lived context in the United States. Our reading of the “signs
of the times”, as we experience them in the US, our plan and our
agenda are set out in our Declaration. We educate; we listen;
we facilitate discussions and encounters; and, we build toward an
American Catholic Council that will convene in Detroit over
Pentecost weekend in June of 2011. At this Council we hope to
proclaim our belief in the Rights and Responsibilities of US
Assoc. for the Rights of Catholics in the Church
Call to Action (USA)
CORPUS (USA) CORPUS is a faith community affirming an inclusive priesthood rooted in a reformed and renewed Church. It provides not only a ministry of service which is open to the diverse ways people are authentically called by God, but seeks also sacramental ecumenical collaboration. The community and ministry are defined not only in traditional and canonical categories but in terms of the needs which require autonomy and pastoral service. CORPUS is defined by the Roman Catholic tradition and also by the charisms and conscience decision which the Spirit inspires.Elephants in the Living room Elephants is an organization of priests of the Archdiocese of Detroit, strongly supported by participating laity, who seek renewal of the Church of Detroit. We do this by offering opportunities for education and creating an open forum for discussion and dialog that will lead to developing and advocating more collegial solutions to the challenges we face. We firmly believe these efforts will contribute to greater solidarity among priests and a renewed Church of Detroit.
www.gaychurch.org is a web site dedicated to ministering to the gay and lesbian Christian community (GLBT) and to the friends of our community. The site features the largest gay/lesbian affirming Christian church directory in the world. A large section of the site is dedicated to articles pertinent to reconciling ones faith with their sexual orientation ("Gay and Christian?").
Dignity/USA Organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender CatholicsFellowship of Southern Illlinois Laity (USA) FOSIL – Fellowship of Southern Illinois Laity – is an organization of lay Catholics working, in the tradition of the early Christian community, to keep the voice of prophecy alive. FOSIL recognizes our call from Scripture and The Decree on the Apostolate of Lay People from Vatican II to extend Christian social action to every sector of life. By providing and promoting adult education, FOSIL works to further the reform and renewal of the Catholic Church and to ensure justice, equality, and dignity for all people.
Women-Church Is a coalition of autonomous Catholic-rooted groups raising a feminist voice and committed to an ekklesia of women which is participative, egalitarian, and self-governing; a discipleship of equals working to eradicate patriarchy, especially racism and sexism in order to transform church and society.