I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.  (John 15:5)

An independent organization of concerned, committed Catholics, based in Pittsburgh, formed to affirm the laity’s rightful role of co-responsibility in the Church. Our focus is to bring about positive changes grounded in working collaboratively with the clergy and having the qualities of transparency, accountability, and competency.


We are a group of concerned Catholics committed to the Church – the Body of Christ – to promote healing among all affected by the sexual abuse scandal and to instill a sense of co-responsibility between laity and clergy to restore trust through transparency.


We seek to give voice to Catholics who share deep concerns about our Church. Through constructive reform, not revolution, we seek to act in conformity with gospel values to make positive changes.


We are bringing together committed lay people, religious, and clergy to work in a spirit of co-responsibility with our Church leaders and hierarchy to create a template for constructive reform to move our Church forward.


Seven Focus Groups within CCOC allow its members to use their gifts, energies, and abilities to prayerfully and deliberately discern how best to effect positive change in our Church.


Saturday, January 11.  9:00 am until 3:00 pm.
Epiphany Association, 820 Crane Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15216 (Beechview)

Join us for an update on CCOC Focus Group goals for 2020. There will be time to discuss the current state of the diocese and parishes, and identifying priorities of needs for them. We will also be planning initiatives and actions for the first half of 2020.

  • Doors will open at 8:30 am. An optional mass will be offered at 4:00 pm for those who wish to stay for it.
  • There is no cost to attend. But registration is required.
  • If you want a boxed lunch, there will be a $10 charge, payable at the door.


CCOC’s Public Statement on the First Anniversary of the Release of the PA Grand Jury Report

CCOC’s Public Statement was released on August 14, 2019 to share our perspective and commentary on the state of the American Catholic Church one year after the shocking revelations came to light in the Grand Jury Report on Church Sexual Abuse released by PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro on August 14, 2018.


We believe that Catholics, lay and ordained, must walk together toward the holiness to which we are called by our baptism, and create a new culture of co-responsible leadership and governance that is transparent, accountable, competent, and rooted in the gospel values of justice and mercy. These positive changes are the only way forward to restore trust and safeguard the essential mission of the Catholic Church.

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