ARCC Spot LIGHTs are brief commentaries on current issues by members of the Board of the Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church (ARCC) periodically sent out by e-mail to the ARCC membership and added to this weblog 2 to 4 weeks after they were sent to ARCC members and ARCC Spots subscribers. If you enjoy these commentaries and want to receive them as soon as they are published, please join ARCC at http://www.arcc-catholic-rights.net/
Founded in 1980 by lay and clerical Catholics, the Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church (ARCC) seeks to work toward bringing about substantive structural changes in the Catholic Church by institutionalizing a collegial understanding of Church in which decision-making is shared and accountability is realized among Catholics of every kind and condition. It affirms that there are fundamental rights which are rooted in the humanity and baptism of all Catholics. To this end ARCC developed and works to implement a Charter of the Rights of Catholics in the Church and a Proposed Catholic Constitution.