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


Seven Last Words: I Thirst

Article from CWS member Mary Pezzulo, originally published on 13th March 2018 He thirsts. Knowing that everything had been accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, He said, “I thirst.” Of course He thirsts. He is bleeding to death. The blood is nearly gone. It’s an impossibility that He has made it this


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


Poems, Prayers and Reflections. Lent 2018.

A selection of poems, prayers and reflections from some of our members. Love and ashes Julia Walsh. Originally posted on her Blog,  our bodies make lines and our hearts beat repent, repent make us more honest in forty days conversion time prepare us, Mystery, for an eternity with you, true Love create in us


Teachers are not soldiers. Arming them is counter to the message of the Gospels.

Article from CWS member Kaya Oakes, originally published on 23rd February 2018 My classroom has no windows. This means if a shooter invades, we have nowhere to go. It is in the chemistry building at the University of California at Berkeley, a relic of the Brutalist era when architects believed buildings that look


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