illustration on this page comes from a small pilgrim church in the village
of Rinn near Innsbruck, Austria, dedicated to a little boy, Anderle von
Rinn, who according to a local, libelous legend had been murdered by Jews.
The spirit of Pope John XXIII finally overcame the intolerant past, and
Pope John Paul II is doing much to build bridges of mutual friendship.
Due to the efforts of Bishop Stecher, the chapel has now been cleansed
of the reminders of centuries of church - sponsored persecution of
But injustice in the Church has not yet ceased. We blatantly discriminate
against over half of humanity by continuing to insist that God can be properly
addressed as Father but not as Mother and that biology makes the
daughters of Eve unsuitable for representing God in relation to humanity
for serving as public representatives of humanity before God. Women
are second class citizens in the official Church.
This portion of the ARCC web-page is dedicated to making public the
plight of those who find themselves under attack for their understanding
of what it means to be church in the spirit of Vatican II and for following
the call of their conscience. Secondly, we hope to expose the actions of
Church officials and other members of the Catholic community who disregard
the Great Law of Love by denying due process and violating the human rights
of the people of God--including, of course, fellow bishops, priests, and