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Catholic Church Reform Int'l

27 EpisodesProduced by Rene ReidWebsite

This series is intended to reach out to Christians searching for new and creative ways to live their faith. It doesn't matter whether you are looking for something more than Sunday Mass or whether you've left the institutional church all together. We welcome you if you are appalled with the clerical… read more

27 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

Interview with Sr. Simone Campbell regarding voting as a Catholic Christian

October 5th, 2020


So many Catholics have been taught that voting is a single-issue responsibility. But Pope Francis has advised voters not to ignore injustice or act …

Interview with Dr. Anthony Massimini

April 9th, 2020


Dr. Massimini shares his insights into how we grow up and become mature Christians in today's world.  He reflects on the fact that it is our job as Christians to assume far greater responsibility for our world, our …

Interview with Sr. Simone Campbell, executive director of the Catholic social justice group NETWORK

March 18th, 2020


In this episode, Sister discusses the coming 2020 presidential election. She points out the similarity of the healthcare plans proposed by the various candidates and how it is primarily cost that distinguishes them from …

Interview with Virginia Saldanha about the issue of women in the church today

March 4th, 2020


Virginia has worked professionally her whole life for the cause of women in the Church. In this interview, representing Voices of Faith, she invites …

Love, Sex, and the Joy of Amoris Laetitia

February 25th, 2020


This episode introduces a discussion on family life as presented in the papal exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, the Joy of Love. It discusses its …

Interview with Reverend Tony Flannery

February 4th, 2020


Fr. Tony Flannery, from Ireland,  is a religious writer and Roman Catholic Redemptorist priest who was suspended by the Vatican in 2012. He was told …

Interview with Tina Beattie regarding women's struggle for equality in the Church

January 20th, 2020


Tina Beattie, a professor of Catholic Studies at Roehampton University in London, discusses the major challenges facing women in the Church today. …

Interview with Justice Anne Burke who chaired the lay National Review Board for the protection of children and young people

December 5th, 2019


Anne Burke shares her experience while investigating clerical sex abuse cases. Much of her life has led her to work on behalf of young people whom she advises that the most important way to live their Christian faith is …

Interview with Anne Bennett Doyle regarding her work as director of Bishops Accountability

November 27th, 2019


Anne shares her 16 years of experience as director of She has reviewed more than 100,000 pages of reports about pedophile priests and bishops who covered up for them. Despite the grueling …

Interview with Fr. Gerry Berchard

November 27th, 2019


Fr. Gerry shares his philosophy of being a longtime pastor of his parish and his co-founding of the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests. He later …

Follow up interview with Fr. Tom Reese about the outcomes of the Amazonian Synod

November 2nd, 2019


Fr. Reese discusses the key topics that resulted from this synod. The Bishops voted to recommend to the the pope that already married men be ordained …

Interview with Pamela Perry who discusses her Parishioners' Call website

October 30th, 2019


Pamela Perry from Salisbury England shares her faith journey of being raised in the Anglican church and, as an adult, converting to Roman Catholicism …

Interview with Martha and Gert Heizer from Austria

October 30th, 2019


Martha and Gert Heizer were excommunicated for holding a Eucharistic liturgy in their home without a priest. The couple openly discusses why it is …

Interview with Thomas Doyle about clergy sexual abuse

October 24th, 2019


Tom, a former Dominican priest, left the priesthood to stand with victims of clergy sexual abuse. He explains the reason for the cover-up was, sadly, not to protect the victims but rather to protect the image, the …

Interview with Peter Wilkinson discussing the Plenary Council being held in Australia

October 17th, 2019


Dr. Peter Wilkinson explains how the Plenary Council to be held in 2020 and 2021 came to be organized, who will participate in the Council, and the …

Interview with Bishop Bridget Mary Meehan re Roman Catholic Women Priests

October 10th, 2019


Bridget describes her calling and ordination as a woman Catholic priest and how the movement is growing today. She has no aspiration for being …

Interview with Fr. Thomas Reese regarding the Amazonian Synod October 2019

October 4th, 2019


In this interview, our guest discusses the forthcoming synod taking place. It will focus on: the victimization of the indigenous people in the …

Interview with Massimo Faggioli: the political culture of the Catholic Church

September 27th, 2019


In this interview, our guest shares his insights into the politics of the Church and the necessity of the laity to reclaim their rightful place in …

Interview with Nontando Hadebe: why the works of women theologians are ignored by the various Bishops Synods

September 26th, 2019


In this interview, we explore with Nontando Hadebe, a woman theologian from South Africa, why the Bishops Synods on the Family did not engage the …

CCRI Discussion Forum 1

September 23rd, 2019


In this first forum we're seeking to gain a global perspective of the issues of greatest concern to Christians today. From experience, the chances are slim that we are going to reform our church from the top down. The …

Interview with Fr. Joe Healey on Young Peoples Small Christian Communities

September 19th, 2019


A vast number of young people are moving away from the institutional Church and finding the best expression of their values and their Christianity is much more through social justice, climate justice, and environmental …

Interview with Dr. Paul Hwang from Seoul, Korea

September 19th, 2019


In this interview, we explore what is happening with Asian youth and how those interested in Christianity are seeking and finding their identity …

Interview with Allan De Neronha from India

September 15th, 2019


In this interview, Allan de Neronha from India, commonly known as chhotebhai,  shares his insights into the Second Vatican Council and the impact it …

Interview with Allan de Neronha, part 2

September 15th, 2019


In this discussion, Allan de Neronha from India shares how we must move forward toward an adult Church with the people recognizing that they have the …

Interview with Fr. Joe Healey from Nairobi, Kenya on Small Christian Communities

September 5th, 2019


Fr. Joe Healey explains the explosion of small faith communities spreading around the world. He describes how they are conducted and how to join or …


September 5th, 2019


This series is an outreach to Christians looking for alternative ways to celebrate their faith in today's world. Whether you are looking for something more than just Sunday Mass or someone who has moved on from the …

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