Catholic Women Speak does not campaign on any single issue, other than the right of women in the Church to speak honestly and to be listened to attentively and respectfully. We have decided to issue this public comment because we believe that it is right for us to take a
We are thrilled to share the news that CWS member Jeannine Pitas' new book 'Thank You For Dreaming' is available now from Lummox Press. These poems are my grateful response to those who dream. To my own ancestors and family members, without whom I would not be alive to
[This statement was edited to make it shorter and more focused on 10 February 2018] Members of Catholic Women Speak (CWS) are deeply concerned by the controversy surrounding the Voices of Faith (VoF) event in Rome on 8th March to celebrate International Women’s Day, as a result of some speakers
Cardinal barrs 8th President of Ireland and African LGBT advocates from International Women’s Day event at The Vatican.
Cardinal Kevin Farrell has stunned organisers of an annual International Women’s Day (IWD) event to be held at The Vatican in March by barring the former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese and Catholic LGBT advocate as keynote speakers. News article from The Irish Times 2nd February 2018 The Vatican has barred
We live in times marked by change, but there are places where gender equality is being systematically overlooked. The Catholic Church is one of them. Today, women are asking why the Church is so slow in recognizing their value and opening governance and ministerial roles to them; roles that
We are excited to share the news that CWS member Jennifer Reek's new book 'A Poetics of Church, Reading and Writing Sacred Spaces of Poetic Dwelling', published by Routledge is available now. Jennifer's book is structured as a spiritual and literary journey, the work moves from models of the institutional Catholic