CWS member Sara Parvis has written a letter to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors which was originally shared via the Catholic Women Speak Facebook page and can now be shared with the wider public through our website. Please read, and if you feel compelled to, sign and share widely amongst your networks.
Article from CWS member Rebecca Bratten Weiss, originally published on Patheos.com 10th September 2018 When I was an undergraduate philosophy student, I spent a summer working on an organic wheat farm in Kansas, where an eccentric and heterodox farmer was trying to start a religious commune. We spent a lot of time studying the
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
CWS coordinator Tina Beattie did Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4 on Monday, 27th August, when she spoke about the crisis that has been created by yet more evidence of sex abuse and cover-ups in the Catholic Church. You can listen to the broadcast at this link. For those who cannot listen
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MicroMega 4/28: “Potere Vaticano. La finta rivoluzione di papa Bergoglio” Tina Beattie, “Misoginia della Chiesa di Francesco” This article by Tina Beattie was translated into Italian for publication in MicroMega, in a special edition on the Vatican and Pope Francis. Here is the original text in English: In the early days of Pope Francis’s
Article by CWS member Mary Pezzulo, originally published on Patheos.com 13th May 2018 Let’s say there is a Lady full of Grace. Let’s say there is a Lady who is perfect– but not as the world sees. Not a perfect June Cleaver who serves hot breakfast in a flawless manicure and perm. Not some
Article from CWS member Rebecca Bratten Weiss, originally published on Patheos.com 17th May 2018 My two younger children are going through an entirely understandable Maurice Sendak phase, which means I find lines like “we’ll eat you up, we love you so!” shouted through the house, while I go about my work. I was scrubbing
Blog from CWS member Jennifer Owens-Jofre originally published on www.jenniferowensjofre.com 15th May 2018 “You’re coding your way into freedom,” she said. “Not just yours—all of ours.” My colleague and I were co-working in the library, and she had noticed that I had begun to weep at my keyboard. The more closely I attend to my
Article by CWS member Kaya Oakes, originally published on http://killingthebuddha.com May 2018 The predator was revealed in a post on social media, written by a woman, circulated by women. Years ago, he and I were members of a loosely connected group of writers; not really friends, just acquaintances working on opposite sides of the country.