An article I wrote recently for on the Church

The Catholic Church, worldwide is in a state of flux at the moment. For those of us in the reform movement, who believe that the Church urgently needs to change, the pontificates of both John Paul and Benedict were a dark winter. Now, with Francis, there are signs of a spring growth again. But the new shoots are fragile, and like a lettuce plant newly introduced to the garden, a sharp late April or early May frost could kill them off.

Another Participants account of the Conference in Limerick


What happened in Limerick should not stay in Limerick: 2ndinternational meeting of priest associations and lay reform groups take up the tough questions


Dear Deb  


From April 13 – 17, 2015, thirty-eight Catholics from priestassociations and church reform organizations across ten countries met in Limerick, Ireland to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing the Church today and to work together for change.   

Another Reflection on the Limerick Conference: by Kate MccElwee

The Power of  Broken Hearts:: a short refllection on the Limerick Conference

April 17, 2015 by 

Between Easter and Pentecost, International Church Reformers gathered for four days in Limerick without a strict agenda. The intention was to get to know each other, share ideas about Church reform, and explore ways of supporting each other in our work structurally and at the grassroots. We began our time together answering why we accepted this invitation, and then why we really accepted this invitation.  

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