Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Women’

Pope calls for more female leadership in the church Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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:Women with vocation to Catholic priesthood meet US…New Swedish cardinal Read more

What did Holy Father Francis actually say about women priests Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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