We are Catholic Women Speak
We are Catholic Women Speak
Many voices – one vision
Catholic women around the world are uniting to journey together towards Rome on a pilgrimage for the dignity and equality of women in the Church.
WE ARE MEMBERS OF THE CATHOLIC WOMEN’S COUNCIL
The Catholic Women’s Council is an international umbrella group of Catholic women’s organisations and networks which have embarked together on a virtual and physical pilgrimage towards Rome, culminating in a major event in November 2021. Our aim is to create a sense of solidarity and support for all women working for change in the Catholic Church through the affirmation of the full dignity and equality of women, journeying together in prayer, reflection and study, and in walking, talking, dancing, singing, weeping, laughing, celebrating and struggling.
All who share our vision are welcome to join us.
Catholic Women Speak belongs to the Catholic Women’s Council.
Towards a deeper, richer understanding of the Catholic tradition
We are creating a space for open dialogue, theological exploration and collaboration among Catholic women in the worldwide Church.
We seek to bring the voices of Roman Catholic women into dialogue with others in the Catholic Church, with those in other churches and religious traditions, and with wider society, in order to participate in a deeper, richer understanding of the Catholic tradition and its relevance for our times
We do not speak with one voice
We believe in the creativity of struggle and acceptance that comes from learning to respect our differences. We regard these as vital aspects of the process of discovery and transformation that brings us together in our faith.
We speak as women, not as “Woman”
We resist any attempt to develop a theology of “Woman”.
Catholic Women, from across the globe, speak about vocation, faith and culture.
Published articles written by our members
What is our calling? What are our Gifts? We ran our third workshop for women,
In July 2019 the Diocese of Dubrovnik in Croatia organised a Theology Summer School
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A forum for dialogue
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The purpose of the forum is to create an informed and honest space for dialogue around issues relevant to the lives of Catholic women in the Church and society.
Comments and contributions that are respectful, courteous and intelligent are welcome here.
Whatever your gender, you are welcome to join our conversation here.
If you self-identify as a Catholic woman, you are welcome in this space. … We’re a forum for women to say what can we claim, what can we rescue and what must we change to make the Church we love a more hospitable place for women. … Many of our members campaign on different issues, but Catholic Women Speak is not a campaigning group. It’s a forum, it’s a space, and so any individual woman is welcome there, whatever she campaigns on. … We have women from many different cultures, and we have to be sensitive to each another. Language doesn’t travel effortlessly across cultural boundaries. What one person might feel very comfortable supporting and calling herself, another would not. … Our only campaign is to create a space for women to speak.