Catholics for Renewal prepared an Open Letter to the Catholic Bishops of Australia in consultation with many Catholics strongly committed to the teachings of Jesus and their Church. People of the Church, including our bishops, have been distressed by the increasing failings of our Church, particularly in the context of the evidence before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Catholics were invited to consider and sign the Open Letter to the
Bishops of Australia in the Open Letter page of this website.The Open Letter provided an opportunity,
consistent with the Church’s Code of Canon Law, for the faithful - lay
people, religious, priests, all members of the Church - to seek renewal
of the Church. A Report sent to the bishops of Australia on the Open Letter on 2nd May has also been published on the Open Letter page and the Documents page.. A "Progress Report to Signatories of the Open Letter to the Bishops of Australia" was emailed to Signatories on 23 June 2017. The Progress Report was also copied to Parish priests and Parish Councils and is now available HERE.