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R O O T  &  B R A N C H

A FORUM FOR REFORM IN THE

ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH THAT

 STARTS WITH WOMEN
AND DOESN’T END THERE

Videos of recent talks :-

Martha & Gert Heizer - 5th October - Spirituality and Disobedience

Fr Hans Zollner SJ - 2nd November - Reclaiming Stolen Lives

Antonia Sobocki - 16th November - LOUDFence

TOM O’LOUGHLIN

Wed 7th Dec, 20.00 London time.

 

EATING TOGETHER

BECOMING ONE

R&B  DIY

 are honoured to welcome Tom O’Loughlin back

as our guest again on

Wed 7th December, 20.00 London time. 

 

Why DIY?

We believe that our Church is capable of change,

to become safe, just and wholly inclusive.

But whilst we thousands work for structures to change, we believe

that we need to be the change we wish to see.

By meeting up, even in twos or threes to work for reform

wherever we are, we are living out that change.

Do It Yourself.

Come and hear Tom’s deep historical understanding of Eucharist

and of community, his penetrating insights

and his delightful warm humanity.

We are now at the Continental Stage of the Synod.

 

It is vital that the extent of people’s desire for reform

is not airbrushed from the Continental Stage.

Visit our Synod Watch page to find out what you can do.

Click to view, download and print pdf

 

LIVE THE CHURCH YOU WANT TO BE

 

R&B DIY

Want reform in our Church? We can

Do It Yourself!

Root & Branchers are meeting up locally,

and also by Zoom,

to pray, share and work together

for an inclusive, just and safe Church.

8pm on the first Wednesday of the month.

To be put in touch with others in your area,

click here.

STOLEN LIVES

SURVIVORS AT THE HEART OF THE CHURCH

Click here (or click on image) for

Stolen Lives Resource, Stories and Videos

This freely available and downloadable learning resource is for anyone who wants to  understand more about the abuse of power in the Catholic Church and its impact on victims and survivors. It's for anyone who wants to heal the horrendous, ongoing wounds – physical, spiritual, institutional, reputational - of clerical abuse.  

OUR INCLUSIVE LAY-LED SYNOD*

concluded live in Bristol and online

5th - 12th September, 2021

The Bristol Text now also in Italian, Spanish and French
as well as a much praised Plain English version  

The Bristol Text now also in Italian, Spanish and French
as well as a much praised Plain English version  

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”But, now, look to that glorious garden which love planted, and gather to yourself every virtue in true humility and simplicity of heart. And although you find yourself among people of various states of mind, learn how patient divine goodness has been to us all…” Hildegard to the Monk Guibert (letter 106r, AD1176)

- St Hildegard of Bingen, 1098-1179,
Abbess and Visionary

Woman Walking in the Field

It is my dream you dream,

my house you build,