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. It will be a time of study and reflection, of prayer and story telling, of walking and talking together in real and virtual pilgrimages as we join our many
Catholic women respond to Pope Francis's post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation The newly formed Catholic Women’s Council (CWC) is an umbrella for Catholic women’s networks around the world campaigning for the full recognition of women’s dignity and equality in the Church. In collaboration with Catholic Women Speak, Voices of Faith and other individuals and groups around the world,
A few weeks after I started my first church job as a Pastoral Assistant, my parish priest advised me to join a union. “If you are going to be employed by the church,” he said, “then you are going to need it”. How right he was. I joined and have been a member ever since.
by Rebecca Bratten Weiss Margaret Atwood’s feminist dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, has been made into a television series, and as many remark that its themes seem especially relevant at this time, I can’t help but wonder: was there ever a time in which the theme of the appropriation of female fertility was not relevant?
Continuing Melanie Newbould's occasional blogs on faith and the arts. Ulysses I read Ulysses by James Joyce only about 10 years ago or so—and it was really that book that convinced me that Christianity might be the right path for me. It is a difficult book (at least for me); I don’t think I could
This is the first in an occasional series of blogs by Melanie Newbould: In these blogs, I am going to describe how I gradually came to realise that I believed Christianity was a way to a truth. Of course I don’t know anything about the journey that other have taken, so I am not sure
SOPHIE: Hello all! I am doing some research and writing on women saints and blesseds from about the twelfth century to the present and have found a terrific number of them who are celebrated for what we in the 21st century would consider extreme and bizarre penitential practices of self–mortification. Eating next to nothing, drinking
JENNIFER: (a medical doctor): This is a bioethics discussion. In a meeting today we were talking about what might be best practice re very prem babies – does one treat actively or not? In general at 23 weeks a baby IS treated actively and these days survival is good, but at 22 weeks it is
LAURA: There's a lot of stuff in the media right now about Ignatian Spirituality because of Scorsese's new film Silence. I'm wondering if anyone in the group has ever done a Jesuit retreat or gone through the Exercises? KAREN: I am a Jesuitical trained spiritual director who had to complete the spiritual exercises (either 30
We are delighted to announce that we are working on a new book from the Catholic Women Speak network. Following the success of the book we published to coincide with the 2015 Synod on the Family, Catholic Women Speak: Bringing Our Gifts to the Table, Paulist Press have invited us to publish another collection of essays in