1980-2008.Origination : Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church
Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church
Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church: Records (AFR), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556
Minutes of meetings, financial statements, press releases, position papers, articles, correspondence, publications, newsletters, address lists, records of the board of directors, foundational documents, working papers, advocacy files, publicity files, and action alerts.
"To bring about substantive structural change in the Catholic Church, ARCC seeks to institutionalize a collegial understanding of Church in which decision-making is shared and accountability is realized among Catholics of every kind and condition. It affirms that there are fundamental rights which are rooted in the humanity and baptism of all Catholics. To this end ARCC developed and works to implement a Charter of the Rights of Catholics in the Church and a Proposed Catholic Constitution."
"The Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church (ARCC) was founded in 1980 by lay and clerical Catholics in the wake of Vatican condemnations of such theologians as Edward Schillebeeckx, Jacques Pohier, and Hans Küng. The Association seeks to put into practice the statement of the 1971 Synod of Bishops: 'While the Church is bound to give witness to justice, she recognizes that anyone who ventures to speak to people about justice must first be just in their eyes. Hence we must undertake an examination of the modes of acting and of the possessions and life-style found within the Church itself. Within the Church, rights must be preserved.'"
(Source: ARCC website, 29 April 2009)