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Letter to Women Participating in the Synod

We are happy to collaborate with our Italian sisters—Donne per la Chiesa— and with Women's Ordination Conference in writing a letter to those women who have been invited to participate in the forthcoming Synod on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment. There is widespread dismay among many Catholic women that, while this year members of

2018-09-26T14:12:53+00:00

Sharing Our Concerns About “A Letter to Pope Francis from Catholic Women”

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE SIGNING THE LETTER TO POPE FRANCIS FROM CATHOLIC WOMEN Catholic Women Speak supports a broad and inclusive church that can accommodate a wide spectrum of Catholic beliefs and practices. Our members represent the diversity of the Catholic tradition in its many forms of expression, and we understand that women around the

2018-09-10T20:38:29+00:00

Rebecca Bratten Weiss, Am I My Church’s Keeper? A Laywoman Ponders Her Responsibility

CWS member Rebecca Bratten Weiss has written a reflection on Pope Francis's call for prayer and penance for sex abuse in the Catholic Church. (Published in Patheos, 22 August, 2018) We, the laity, unordained women and men of the church, have been asked to pray and do penance for the grave crimes of the hierarchical

2018-08-25T12:06:24+00:00

Catholic Women Gossip About Gaudete et Exsultate

The following reflection is intended to stimulate discussion around some problematic issues that emerge when Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate, is read from a woman's perspective. It is written in a spirit of respect for Francis and of thankfulness for the changes he is bringing about in the Church. Nevertheless, as he himself

2018-04-18T05:24:19+00:00

International Women’s Day – Gospel Reflection by Ursula Halligan

Chapel of St Francis Borgia, Jesuit Curia, Rome Voices of Faith, International Women’s Day, 8th March 2018 Ursula Halligan is former political editor of Irish television station TV3, and she campaigned for same-sex marriage during the Irish Referendum in 2015. 2018 Photo: Wolfgang Schmidt Gospel reading: Luke 11:14-23 He was driving out a devil and

2018-03-11T09:22:47+00:00

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