Sunday, March 13, 2011

Save the Date!

Saturday, September 17

Synod of the Baptized 2011

Sheraton Bloomington Hotel
7800 Normandale Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55439
(For map, see here)

Join Vatican II-inspired Catholics as together we
launch the Council of the Baptized, a representative and
deliberative body that will address questions of conscience
communicate the voice of the people throughout
the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis.

More information, including a registration form,
will be available soon on the website of the
Catholic Coalition for Church Reform,

Catholic Coalition for Church Reform (CCCR)

We are the Church. In our understanding of Church, all the baptized are one big community of smaller communities. We are all equal. We all participate in different ministries. We communicate with one another and we share a vision and an attitude of self-critique. The five words we have been using to summarize this model of Church are community, equality, participation, dialogue and prophecy. Our mission, the Church's mission, is the mission of Jesus.


In December 2008, a few people met around a dining room table with the idea that all the reform-minded organizations in the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis could be more effective in coalition. We gathered the Association for the Rights of Catholics (ARCC), Call to Action Minnesota, the Catholic Pastoral Committee on Sexual Minorities (CPCSM), Dignity Twin Cities, CORPUS, Minnesota St. Joan's Community, The Progressive Catholic Voice, and Roman Catholic Women Priests (RCWP).

In April 2009, at a prayer breakfast, ten work/study groups, involving about 70 people, formed to prepare for Synod of the Baptized 2010. They suggested actions and practices to bring gradual cultural change within our local Church.

Five hundred people became the Synod of the Baptized on September 18, 2010. The Synod's outcome was the formation of the Action Coordinating Team (ACT), the Action Plan and action teams for Synod 2011.

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