Pope Francis has issued an Apostolic Letter, Spiritus Domini, in the form of a "Motu proprio" which constitutes an amendment to canon law, extending the established liturgical rite for the institution of lectors and acolytes to explicitly include women. While the change affects lay men as well as women, it is clear from the
ALL HALLOWS' VIGIL Saturday, 31st October 9.00 to 10.00 am GMT (UK time) Catholic Women Speak invite you to join us on Zoom for an hour of prayer, reflection and remembrance for our loved ones who have died. We’ll invite you to add any names you'd like us to pray for
Polish journalist and feminist theologian Zuzanna Radzik interviewed Tina Beattie about Mary for women in the Church today, which was the cover story of the Polish weekly, Tygodnik Powszechny, to mark the Feast of the Assumption (15th August 2020). The Zoom interview was recorded and you can watch it here as a YouTube video.
On Monday, 13th July at 3.00 pm UK time, Tina Beattie was in conversation with Mary Colwell, who is a British writer, producer and public speaker on our relationship with the natural world. This was livestreamed on our public Facebook page and you can
On Monday, 6th July at 6.00 pm UK time, Tina Beattie was in a Zoom conversation with Sri Lankan theologian and international development theorist Anupama Ranawana about her experiences as a Catholic woman during this time of global crisis. Anupama is based in Oxford
On Monday, 29th June at 2.00 pm UK time (3.00 CEST), Tina Beattie was in a Zoom conversation with Zimbabwean theologian and gender activist Martha Mapasure about her experiences as a Catholic woman during this time of global crisis. Catholic theologian, gender activist and
On Monday, 22nd June at 9.30 pm UK time (8.30 am on Tuesday, 23rd June New Zealand time), Tina Beattie was in a Zoom conversation with Peruvian theologian Rocio Figueroa about her experiences as a Catholic woman during this time of global crisis. The
On Sunday, 14th June Tina Beattie had a Zoom conversation with Kochurani Abraham from Kerala about her experiences of faith as an Indian Catholic woman during this time of global crisis. Kochurani Abraham is a feminist theologian, gender researcher and trainer from Kerala, India.
This insightful and challenging article by CWS member Sr Anne Arabome was published in NCR on June 20, 2020: To breathe or to take a breath is the clearest sign of life. In my previous ministry as a hospital chaplain, I had the privilege of appreciating more deeply the importance of breathing. It is
On Monday, 8th June at 7.00 pm UK time, Tina Beattie was in conversation with Julie Siddiqi about their experiences of faith as a Muslim woman and a Catholic woman during a time of global crisis. This is a YouTube recording of the Zoom discussion,