Australian Reforming Catholics


The structure of Australian Reforming Catholics is determined by its overall intention to have an organisation without unnecessary hierarchy.

The leadership is exercised jointly by a Secretariat, elected or reaffirmed by the ARC members at the Annual General Meeting.

Particular roles are carried out according to our objectives and organisation. These particular roles are:

SPOKESPERSON: Each Secretariat appoints a Spokesperson to represent ARC as an organisation and to the Mass Media. Currently the Spokesperson is John Buggy

TREASURER: The Treasurer keeps member records, receives all subscriptions and donations, handles bookkeeping, and attends to our statutory obligations as an incorporated entity. The current treasurer is Wendy Rowe.

EDITOR: Our quarterly Newsletter is Arcvoice . The editor selects and prepares the draft material in consultation with the Secretariat and produces the final copy. The current editor is Margaret Knowlden.

The elected Secretariat attempts to reflect the standpoint of the majority of its members to both the Church and to the Media in highlighting the need for reform in the Catholic Church.

Members pay a small annual fee to support the organisation’s activities. They receive the quarterly newsletter (Arcvoice) and conferences are held occasionally on topics of interest in relation to the need for reform of the Church. Extra information is communicated by e-mail and mail outs.