Overcoming Silence – Campaign from Voices of Faith

Overcoming Silence – Campaign from Voices of Faith

Make your voice heard


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 Church hierarchy and its response to a changing world and emerging problems such as sexual and power abuses. With over 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide and over half of them women, we must ask why there are so few female decision makers in the Catholic Church.

Decisions that affect all of us cannot be voiced by half of us. Without female voices in leadership, half the Church remains silent.

Add your voice to the #overcomingsilence campaign today and help us gather one million voices this year to demonstrate the urgent need for diverse Catholic female voices in decision making for our Church.

Add you voice here.



  1. Claire O'Donnell March 11, 2019 at 1:40 am - Reply

    As a Catholic woman from a very strong Catholic family, including members who were priests and nuns I would dearly hope that the future of my church and my children’s church would include strong female role models. Women lead our families, guide our children and their voices should be heard in our churches.

  2. Trish O'Brien May 6, 2019 at 8:00 am - Reply

    Unless some major changes are made asap, the church is doomed to be irrelevant to the next generations.

  3. Trish O'Brien May 6, 2019 at 8:05 am - Reply

    Unless some major changes are made asap, the church is doomed to be irrelevant to the next generations. There is no logical reason why there cannot be women priests and married priests.

  4. Anne-Marie Harland May 15, 2019 at 10:40 pm - Reply

    As a teacher in a Catholic school and person committed to my faith, I am concerned about the lack of voice that females have in our church. For our church to maintain relevance and continue to impact on all people, change is needed in this area. It is not equitable for one group to be making decisions based on a traditional model of patriarchy. This is outdated and will impact upon how the Church continues to be viewed as an institution that denies a voice to women. This is contrary to democratic principles and perhaps basic human rights.

  5. Gail & Stephen Brown October 11, 2019 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    The Male Church is determined to protect it`s privileges and position; Many (but not all) are frightened of being challenged by women and , perish the thought,found to be wanting. We need to enlist the help and support of sympathetic Clerics otherwise our daughters and grand daughters will find the Catholic Church an irrelevance as far as they are concerned.
    My generation fought for equality in other areas of life and now we have that we want our Church to listen to us and ,not only listen, but give us a voice.

  6. Mrs Alacoque Welsh October 23, 2019 at 7:21 am - Reply

    When this current Pope was elected I had great hope for change because he was a Jesuit. Over the centuries the Jesuits have been a voice (limited ) for change. As a practising Catholic with a large family – sadly only 1-2 members go to church these days, I fear for the future of the church headed by all those “old men”in the Vatican – many I suspect with a variety dodgy pasts ( Cardinal Pell ?). Changes I believe are needed. – 1 Contraception ( look at the mass of population in Africa and South America ), 2 married priests, – and 3 women priests. As it is we can follow any career as a female except be a Catholic Priest – ( that is if one lives in Western Society – middle Eastern Culture is similar to the Current Catholic Church – Suppression and general lack of respect of Women.) Good luck with this website.

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