2008-2012
IFCA Secretariat
 

The representatives of the 5 countries, in the light of the works of the V Ordinary Assembly held in 2008, have drawn up the following guidelines for the three years 2008-2011:

1. TO PROMOTE THE CATHOLIC ACTION
To present, to give rise to and to support the Catholic Action in the world, by:
meeting the bishops and the priests who are interested in the CA in the local churches as well as at national and continental level.

  • Accompanying CA laypeople and forming leaders and priest assistants.
  • Enforcing the work of the CA Promotion Group in the different continents and working out adequate instruments to present CA.
  • Proposing to work with the Fidei Donum priests.
  • Doing a research on the CA's history in the different countries.
  • Proposing to organize a universitary course in the different countries following the experience of the first course 2008-2009, promoted at the Pontifical Gregorian University.

 

2. TO FOSTER
Meeting, reflection, and solidarity between CA associations at the different levels.  

A. By an in-depth study on some themes:

  • in the spirit of the Pauline Year (after the reflection carried out during the last three years on the theme "where is the world going"): "how to become more and more effective disciples and missionaries in the world".
  • Catholic Action parish and mouvements.
  • Ecumenical and interreligious dialogue.


B. Realizing experiences of "brotherhood" between the CA of the different countries.
C. Animating the continental coordination.
D. Collecting direct informations from the countries, prepararing interventions on important themes.

3.  TO ENFORCE
The Youth Coordination (after the pilgrimage to the Holy Land, after the WYD in Sidney: in the ordinary life of the countries, towards the WYD in Madrid, ...).
To start an exchange of experiences between Adults and Children.

4.  TO PROMOTE
The "Catholic Action School of sanctity Foundation Pius XI" and its aims.

5. TO DEVELOP THE RELATIONSHIPS WITH

  • International Faithful Associations (PCL)
  • Forum of the International Catholic NGOs (Secretariat of State)
  • Organisms of coordination of men and women religious (USG - UISG) and of the missionaries: paying attention to the laypeople.

 

6.  TO INTENSIFY
The communication and the exchange of news: website, NOTICIAS  and other tools.

7. TO DEFINE
The regulation to enact the normative document which is to be sent to the countries one year before the Assembly.

12th October 2008