The Australasian Catholic Coalition for Church Reform (ACCCR) is a voice for lay Catholics and comprises a network of 19 member organisations across Australia and New Zealand. Member groups of ACCCR are committed to the Catholic faith and foster collaboration and support in seeking renewal of the Catholic Church. In response to the Assembly of the Australian Plenary Council 2020–2022, the ACCCR convened a series of convocations to promote the Plenary and support its task of renewing the Church in Australia. The online convocations featured keynote speakers who offered a path toward a vibrant synodal Church that speaks to – and meets the needs of – Catholics in this millennium. These convocations, in turn, sparked the genesis for this reading guide – A Church for All.
A Church for All presents transcripts from convocation speakers – such as Joan Chittister, Robert Fitzgerald, Debra Zanella, and John Warhurst – along with a response to the Plenary agenda and concrete proposals for the Plenary Council by the ACCCR. The guide also features discussion questions that will provoke further reflection and is designed to be used either alone or with others.
A Church for All features some of the most respected voices in the Australian Catholic world and is a must-read for anyone concerned about the future of the Catholic Church.