Picture credit René Capone© "A Boy Named Silence" by René Capone © www.renecaponeart.com www.rene-capone-pixels.com Article by CWS member Tina Beattie, originally published by Tui Motu Magazine. 1st March 2019. Pointing to the cover-up and dysfunction of Church leadership around sexual abuse, Tina Beattie writes that real hope for the Church lies elsewhere. Set
Article from CWS member Jennifer Reek, originally published by Sacred Heart University. 14th March 2019 As I write this, we are entering the desert of Lent. A dark Lent it looks to be indeed in the Church. Every day, it seems, there are more revelations of betrayal and crimes committed by the hierarchy worldwide.
Blog Post From CWS member Rebecca Bratten Weiss, originally published on Patheos.com 8th March 2019 What does it take to be a feminist? Does identifying as a feminist automatically make you one? I’ve been pondering this for some time, and the question came up again, when a friend shared about an experience she had
Women and Politics - March 2019 Women and politics – and in particular women who are both Catholic and political – is the subject of this issue which thus analyses politics, religion and women in their reciprocal relationships. As always when we extend our gaze to different temporal and spacial contexts the picture that
FEBRUARY 24, 2019 SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME RHONDA MISKA “Turn the other cheek?” When taken at face value, today’s Gospel seems to present Jesus telling us to be doormats, to simply and passively accept mistreatment. But this doesn’t square with the Jesus we know: he challenges hypocrisy and isn’t afraid to question abuses
Blog post from CWS member Rebecca Bratten Weiss, originally published on Patheos.com 17th February 2019 Today the news broke that Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, accused of assaulting minors and harassing adults, was laicized by the Vatican: the first time in history that a cardinal has been removed from his clerical state for sexual abuse. Many,
Make your voice heard #overcomingsilence Catholic Women Speak supports the work of Voices of Faith and their new campaign to gather one million voices in 2019 to encourage the Church to acknowledge the voices of half of its members. The Catholic Church is facing a crisis. A new generation of Catholics is questioning the
February 11, 2019 Blog from CWS member Lillian Vogl, originally published on Patheos.com. If the problem is clericalism, what is the solution? It is axiomatic that vices cannot simply be eliminated—they have to be replaced with something better, or else they will just come back, often in a form that is even worse. (Cf.
FEBRUARY 17, 2019 SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME JENNIFER OWENS-JOFRÉ “Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.” The song of the psalmist rings in my ears and urges me to reflect on what it means to hope during these troubled times. How might we practice hope in the face of disheartening circumstances? How
Catholic View. Women Feature. Overcoming Silence Thursday 7th February 2019. Follow the link below to listen to the latest Podcast edition of the Women Feature from Sheila Pires on Radio Veritas. This programme includes discussion of the recent revelations of abuse on nuns, and a culture of silence, with thoughts from Virginia Saldanha and Nontando