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Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church (ARCC)
Statement of Rights and Responsibilities

  • The Church is not a monarchy or a democracy, but a people in communion with Jesus Christ, characterized by dialogue, collaboration, openness, and mutual respect.
  • We are a reform association working for reform within the Roman Catholic Church.
  • We believe in the primacy of conscience.
  • We support a married priesthood.
  • We support a broad-based, honest and open discussion on women priests within the Roman Catholic Church.
  • We endorse the American Catholic Council’s Declaration on Rights and Responsibilities.

Approved by the Board October 27, 2012