We are a group of Catholics, some of whom are ordained, brought together by our love of Christ's Church and our anxiety about its future. Still inspired by the Second Vatican Council, we want to contribute fully to the life of our Church so that we may be a more effective sign of the Kingdom of God. To do this, we believe that an atmosphere of openness and dialogue both with each other and with our church leadership needs developing. Accordingly, we aim to supply channels of free and frank communication. We desire to help create a climate of trust and respect for all where this dialogue may be fostered.
ACTA is a movement built from below by clergy and laity alike in every diocese in England and Wales. It exists to give those people an effective voice. It is an instrument to establish and promote space for a trusting dialogue within a hierarchically structured people’s Church.
ACTA believes that the reforms of the Second Vatican Council are the only way forward for mission to modern society. It is not a small chapel of selected followers; it believes in the Church as a “big tent”, with open doors. As a free and representative association of believers, it seeks to liberate the expertise in the ranks, so as to bring added energy and witness to the Church in the world.
In our Journey to the Synod, Sept 2021, since last October, we’ve been inviting a wide range of guests, all committed to reform in the Church, to Zoom with us. You can see all our past guests’ videos, and read up about our next ones on our website, below. Do join us if you can. It’s free of charge, and we meet every 2nd Tuesday in the month at 2pm GMT, and every 4th Sunday at 4pm GMT.
Zoom with Mary Jo McElroy, RSHM, on Tuesday 9th Feb, to hear about a very different way of ‘being Church.’ I believe it’s not so long since she spoke to ACTA nationally?