My reflections on the Bratislava Conference, and a few words about the Mary McAleese interview at the We Are Church AGM

The International Church Reform Conference took place over five days last week in Pezinok, a few miles outside Bratislava. About fifty people attended, from various corners of the world, all of them involved in one way or another with Church Reform issues. There were about two thirds men, and one third women. The variety of people was one of the striking factors, – from Estonia, Korea, Russia, Bulgaria, India, Argentina, Australia, and many other places, – fifteen countries in all.

Press Statement from the ICRN Conference

Uniting for a Positive Resistance in Support of Pope Francis
Press Release of the “International Catholic Reform Network” (ICRN) June 16, 2018
Pezinok/Slovakia. Fifty Catholics from 18 countries and 4 continents gathered near Bratislava, Slovakia from June 11 – 15, 2018. Formed as the International Catholic Reform Network ( in 2013, the participants of this year’s conference learned from members of the former Czechoslovak Underground Church about positive resistance.
The group was inspired by the testimonials of the people who endured severe oppression under the communist regime of that time.

Critique of the Processes of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF)

Paul Collins (Australia) and myself prodocued this document a couple of years ago, and it has a list of distinguished signatories.
I think it is worth putting up here again, as what it says is still totally relevant. The CDF processes which I, and many others, had to endure is totally unjust, and the Vatican cannot have any credibility while they continue to act in this way.

A New Process for the Church and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

He who is the object of an enquiry should be present at the process, and, unless absent through contumacy, should have the various headings of the enquiry explained to him, so as to allow him the possibility of defending himself.

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