Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Women’

Pastoral plan seeks new inclusivity

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

An Irish Archdiocese’s pastoral plan is being described as a “blueprint for transitioning the Church to this new era of inclusivity”. Everyone, including divorced or separated people, LGBT+, migrants and minorities should all feel they belong to Catholic parishes, as should “those who consider themselves ‘cultural Catholics’,” it says. In addition, “images of families used Read more

Women ‘clap back’ at Francis comment they do not need to be priests to lead in the church

Monday, November 30th, 2020
women need not be priests

Catholic women have clapped back at Pope Francis after he called their struggle for ordination “clericalist” and “disrespectful”. According to Novena News, the women’s response is a reaction to Francis statement that women do not need to be priests in order to lead in the church. Novena News reports that many Catholic women remain unhappy Read more

Pope calls for more female leadership in the church

Thursday, October 15th, 2020
Pope calls for more female leadership in the church

Pope Francis used his post-Angelus remarks to call for more female leadership in the church. He would like women to “participate more in areas of responsibility in the church.” “Today there is a need to broaden the spaces for a more incisive female presence in the church,” he said on October 11, “because in general Read more

New executive officer for the NZ Bishops’ Conference

Thursday, March 14th, 2019
new executive officer.

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) has announced the appointment of Siobhan Dilly as its new executive officer. Siobhan comes to the role with a strong background in business management. She is currently the Policy Analyst and Projects Manager for the New Zealand Catholic Education Office, after working in organisational management and executive support Read more

Catholic women – new writing

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Catholic women are often overlooked in Church history. Donna Quinn in Chicago Catholic Women: Its Role in Founding the Catholic Women’s Movement and Marian Ronan and Mary O’Brien in Women of Vision: Sixteen Founders of the International Grail Movement are changing this. Read more Related Posts:Catholic church will become ‘women-free’ within 20 years,…Pregnant women urged Read more

What did Holy Father Francis actually say about women priests

Friday, November 4th, 2016
women priets

En route to Rome, after his visit to Sweden, a journalist asked Pope Francis “Is it realistic to think of women priests also in the Catholic Church in the coming decades?” The world is finding it hard to adjust to a Pope who speaks off the cuff. He has been dubbed “the Pope of the Read more

Fiji CWL hosts World Union of Catholic Women meeting

Friday, February 12th, 2016

In Fiji the National Catholic Women’s League will be hosting the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisation (WUCWO) meeting in Suva. League president Selina Lee Wah said preparation had started as the meeting, which would bring in participants from 13 countries, will be held in May. The World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations (WUCWO) was founded Read more

How women are leading the church

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

During her time in Hebron, Palestine, Cory Lockhart carried alcohol pads in her pockets to counter the effects of tear gas and tried to make sure that Israeli soldiers saw that she, a Westerner, witnessed their actions. As a member of a Christian Peacemaker Team, Lockhart lived and witnessed in six-week stints with the Palestinian Read more

Catholic women call for more female participation at synod

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

A global network of Catholic women has called on male prelates to include more female experiences and voices in discussions at the synod on the family. A collection of 40 short essays by Catholic women, titled Catholic Women Speak: Bringing Our Gifts to the Table, is to be launched in Rome on October 1. Pope Read more

What Catholic women want

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

When Pope Francis convened his now-famous press conference aboard the papal plane during his trip home from World Youth Day, international attention was seized on his comments on homosexuality, specifically his words, “Who am I to judge?” (Only the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.) But many in the church are raising their eyebrows–and Read more