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Please Listen and Act Now: A letter to the Bishops

Catholics for Renewal has drafted the letter below in consultation with many Catholics who have been distressed by the increasing failings of the Church, particularly in the context of the evidence before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. You can view and sign the letter here: www.catholicsforrenewal.org/open-letter

Dear Bishops,

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has exposed grave governance failures in our Church, failures that undermine its very mission. We, the undersigned Catholics of Australia, write to you as Pilgrim People of God, accepting shared responsibility for our Church, expressing our sense of faith which Vatican II recognised as critical to the life of the Church, and asking you our bishops to listen and to act decisively, executing necessary reforms now.

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