Heal Our Church is committed to truth and reconciliation for survivors of clerical abuse. We are pursuing our goal of recognizing the importance of the laity in our Church. Please explore our site and notice the webinar we facilitated this fall.
HOC asked to establish collaboration with the Archdiocese to bring about substantive reform and renewal in our church, the body of Christ.
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Archbishop shares his thoughts with priests, deacons and pastoral coordinators, not HOC
Reply From Chancery
Meeting Before Pentecost
Reply From Chancery: Archbishop finds "offer to set up a mediation completely unnecessary and counterproductive to fostering true dialogue
After announcing the participants allowed to attend, the following dates were offered. Monday, March 15: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Wednesday, March 24: 10:00 am to 11:00 am Thursday, March 25: 10:00 am to 11:00 am Monday, March 29: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
During our meeting, you shared a few ideas around new ways to present information. These suggestions were helpful and will become part of our considerations going forward. Finally, I acknowledge your request to establish a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and to give serious consideration to additional file review.
Archbishop Declines HOC Webinar Invitation
This is a synopsis of our meeting earlier today at the chancery with the Archbishop. This is from an email of March 24, 2021
A quote from the Archbishop, "The role of laity is a topic of great interest for many Catholics and one that often puts the Church on the defensive. While there is room for improvement, I am proud of how this archdiocese has embraced lay leaders, including women, at all levels."
to In Person HOC Meeting May 1, 2021
June 7, 2021
After failing to respond to contacts on May 13 and May 20, 2021, Northwest Catholic responded on June 14, 2021 by rejecting HOC request to place an ad.
Heal Our Church invites the Archdiocese to participate with us in this long delayed and critically needed undertaking.
...we (HOC) remain open to meaningful discourse and timely collaboration...
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