SYNOD ON THE FAMILY
REFLECTIONS AND CONSULTATION IN PREPARATION FOR ROME SYNOD IN OCTOBER 2015
These are such exciting times and I urge every ACTA member to make a response to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference document entitled The Call, the Journey and the Mission. This is an opportunity that cannot be missed.
On the ACTA website you will find materials prepared on behalf of the ACTA leadership team. These are not meant to be prescriptive but are intended to help the leaders of local ACTA branches and individual ACTA members who are looking for a way to respond to the Bishops’ document. ACTA, being a movement from below, all branches will, of course, as usual, pick and choose, select or discard, or indeed strike out on their own, as seems best to them. Just use these materials in your own way as you think fit. The deadline for submission of responses is 16 April 2015.
I would especially like to thank Andrew Hornsby-Smith, John Wilkins and Jean Riordan for their terrific work on these materials.
I would just wish to repeat: if we wish to build dialogue into our relationship with others in the Church, it is important that we are seen to take opportunities like this seriously.
With every good wish. Let us pray for each other.
ACTA Leadership Team
The online Questionnaire, accessed by the window at the top right of this page, is for registered ACTA members only. Non-members are very welcome to click below at number 6 in the resource list, download a pdf of the same questionnaire, fill in by hand and post to P.O. Box 237, 105 London Road, Reading, Berks RG1 4QD to arrive there before 16 April.
6. pdf Questionnaire (302 KB) (read before answering the on-line questionnaire)
In 2014 there were two events which at first did not seem to be connected. The first was the preparation for and the taking place of the first session of the Synod on family life and the second was the publication of the document “Sensus Fidei in the Life of the Church” by the International Theological Commission. However, after studying the document it became clear to me that in fact the two are intimately linked.
It is sadness that we inform you of the death of Tony on January 22nd - suddenly. Our prayers go out to Elizabeth and family.
Tony wrote the following about himself when he joined ACTA: An active RC all my life. For many years a member of the De La Salles (FSC). Joined the Charismatic Renewal in 1970. Have been very active in the pro-life movement in the past. Married with three grown up children, 4 grandchildren and two wonderful children-in-law. Retired teacher.