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 8:05 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.

  3. 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 This is outdated and will impact upon how the Church continues to be viewed as an institution that denies a voice to women.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.

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