You would be forgiven for believing that there is a massive groundswell of opinion in the pews that calls not just for change but for a drastic re-configuration of Catholic doctrine.
That is not the case. The British branch of ACTA has, allegedly 1500 'active' members.
I am uncertain as to what ACTA means by 'active' but, I shall be charitable and guess that they mean card carrying members.
But, any group that bangs on about women priests and women conducting "communion services" and other such matters, really needs to do some navel gazing to determine whether they are on the right bus.
As an ex PR man I can testify to the fact that, if you shout a message loud and hard, it will, in time, be believed by the masses (not a ploy that I used, I hasten to add).
Therefore, this group needs to be challenged, in a charitable way, before they gain acceptance through apathy and ignorance.
They are due to meet with Bishop Egan on March 6th (in an earlier post I quoted from ACTA's minutes of a meeting when they expressed disappointment at Bishop Egan closing the door to them. Now I am pleased that he is going ahead with a meeting as the ACTA regional team need to be told a few home truths, and + Egan is the man for the job).
So, please email His Lordship at firstname.lastname@example.org and respectfully request that, when he meets with ACTA he bans them from using Diocesan premises for any of their meetings.
Let's nip it in the bud.
And, while we are at it, please write to your own bishop asking that ACTA be barred from using Church premises.
Excellent posts on ACTA are available at:
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