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CWS supports a School and Day Care Centre in Sierra Leone

CWS Supports Byseee Girls' School and Day Care Centre Catholic Women Speak is raising funds to support Byseee Girls' School and Day Care Centre in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Our initial aim was to raise £300 per month during


Statement on the case of Cardinal George Pell

(Catholic Women Speak is a member of the Catholic Women's Council) The Catholic Women’s Council notes that Cardinal George Pell’s conviction for child sexual abuse has been overturned by the High Court of Australia, because the seven judges decided that full consideration of the evidence allowed for ‘a reasonable possibility that the offending had


Votes for Women

Once again, as bishops gather in Rome for the Synod on the Amazon, we discover that none of the women religious auditors has voting rights but one of the male religious auditors does. This is a clear example of discrimination against women on the basis of sex alone. If the Catholic hierarchy is serious


What must Catholics believe?

In our private Facebook group, members of Catholic Women Speak discuss  topics of interest across the wide spectrum of Catholic life and faith, ranging from pastoral and personal insights and struggles to reflections on prayer and spirituality, and theological and ethical questions. Our membership includes women from many different backgrounds and cultures, including a


“NO!” – Political Christianity and the Social Responsibilities of Theologians

In July 2019 the Diocese of Dubrovnik in Croatia organised a Theology Summer School on the theme of "Theology and Plurality". They invited four tutors to give lectures and run workshops during the week—Professor Željko Tanjić of the University of Zagreb, Professor Carmelo Dotolo of the Pontifical University Urbaniana in Rome, Professor Pantelis Kalaitzidis


Misogyny or Reform? Lucetta Scaraffia and Donne Chiesa Mondo

Editor Lucetta Scaraffia and her all-female editorial team have announced that they are suspending publication of the monthly women's magazine, Donne Chiesa Mondo (Women, Church, World) published by the official Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano. Lucetta has been a good friend to Catholic Women Speak and a brave spokesperson for women in the Church. She contributed to our first book


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