Many members of ACTA have commented on the use of the English Standard Version and its failure to use inclusive language. 

The Scottish Laity Network have organised a petition to raise awareness of the issue with the laity and have addressed a petition on 

We have agreed to publicise the petition to our members and invite you to consider the issue as a critical one for a group that respects the equality and diversity of members of the Catholic Church. 

Details of the petition can be found at:

In our Journey to the Synod, Sept 2021, since last October, we’ve been inviting a wide range of guests, all committed to reform in the Church, to Zoom with us. You can see all our past guests’ videos, and read up about our next ones on our website, below. Do join us if you can. It’s free of charge, and we meet every 2nd Tuesday in the month at 2pm GMT, and every 4th Sunday at 4pm GMT.
Zoom with Mary Jo McElroy, RSHM, on Tuesday 9th Feb, to hear about a very different way of ‘being Church.’ I believe it’s not so long since she spoke to ACTA nationally?

To mark the eighth anniversary of Pope Francis' election, the Edinburgh Jesuit Centre will be hosting a series of talks each Tuesday in Lent, by prominent Catholic voices exploring the teaching of Pope Francis. Speakers will be: Austen Ivereigh, Sr Imelda Poole MBE, James Martin SJ, Christopher Lamb, Dr Lorna Gold and Sr Gemma Simmonds CJ. See further details below:


Tuesday 23 February 7.30pm

Austen Ivereigh on Social Justice


Tuesday 2 March 7.30pm

Sr Imelda Poole MBE on Refugees and Migration


Tuesday 9 March 7.30pm

James Martin SJ on LGBTQ+ Ministry


Tuesday 16 March 7.30pm

Christopher Lamb on Church Hierarchy


Tuesday 23 March 7.30pm

Dr Lorna Gold on Pope Francis on the Environment


Tuesday 30 March 7.30pm

Gemma Simmonds CJ on Women in the Church


Zoom Login Information: or Meeting ID: 236 509 2814


The talks will also be streaming to Facebook Live. View by typing Edinburgh Jesuit Centre into Facebook


For more information contact

Fr Paul Sanders, a founder member of ACTA and Parish Priest of Holy Cross Church, Carshalton, died just before midnight on 29th January 2021 of Covid 19 Virus.
He was an inspiration to us all. May he find rest in the LORD.
Theresa Fox
St Margaret's Parish, Carshalton Beeches.

Every breath

is a life and a death.

We must breathe out

Before we can breathe in.

We need to trust the breath

That is still to come

If we are to empty our lungs

Hoping they will be filled again.