Saturday, February 28, 2009

Save this Date!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

8:30 a.m. - 12 noon

at the Metropolitan Ballroom
5418 Wayzata Blvd.
Golden Valley, MN

A coalition of Minnesota Catholic organizations dedicated to church reform invites you to a Prayer Breakfast to announce and plan a series of Lay Archdiocesan Synods to be held in 2010 and 2011.

The keynote speaker at this April 18 Prayer Breakfast will be Janet Hauter, vice-president of Voice of the Faithful, and co-chair of the American Catholic Council, a national convention to address the issue of church reform, projected for 2011.

The purpose of the Minnesota synods (that the April 18 Prayer Breakfast will launch) will be to initiate dialogue and healing around issues currently polarizing our Church and compromising its mission.

The first synod, to be held in 2010, will celebrate the role of progressives in the Roman Catholic tradition and focus on developing regular channels of communication within the Archdiocese. The second synod is projected for 2011 and will focus on concerns emerging from a survey of parish leaders.

The synods are being planned by a coalition of Minnesota Catholic organizations, including the Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church, the Catholic Pastoral Committee on Sexual Minorities, Call To Action MN, Corpus, Dignity Twin Cities, the Progressive Catholic Voice, Roman Catholic WomenPriests, Future Church, and the Society of St Joan, an international organization dedicated to the ordination of women.

Further updates about the April 18 Prayer Breakfast will be posted in the coming weeks at the Progressive Catholic Voice.

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