By Clare Condon SGS This article was published in the Good Oil, the E-Magazine of the Good Samaritan Sisters. Women and the Plenary Council was the topic for a gathering on Zoom last month when over 100 people registered for the first conversation in a new series, WATAC PRESENTS. WATAC (Women and the Australia Church) … Continue reading Towards the Plenary Council – people of God on a pilgrim journey
Experiences of Clericalism and its impact on Church Participation The following survey has been put together by lay Catholic Beth Doherty, in order to research how clericalism in the Australian Church impacts participation in the church. It is hoped that some kind of report will come out of this study. See below for some more … Continue reading Survey: Clericalism in the Churh
Following a review of the finances of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, the Bishops recently implemented changes to the Conference’s structure that will affect some offices, some staff and some of the Councils that advise the Bishops on specific parts of Church life. Redundancies and the cessation or amalgamation of Councils have regrettably affected all … Continue reading Changes at the Bishops Conference
By John Warhurst. This article was first published in Eureka Street and is shared here for your interest. Discussion of church life in Australia is incomplete without consideration of who speaks for the church at the national level. The answer to the question 'Who presides over the Catholic church in Australia?' is more complicated than … Continue reading Who speaks for the Catholic church?
Tracy McEwan and Kathleen McPhillips This article was first published in The Conversation and is shared here for your interest. Indeed, each generation of Catholic women in Australia is less likely than the previous one to attend church and participate in parish life. There are a number of reasons for this decline, one of which … Continue reading Denied full participation, Catholic women mobilise for change
This is the first in a series of articles about women in the scriptures written by Andrea Dean, a member of the ACGWT and women's advocate. This was published in the Catholic Voice. A short passage in the Acts of the Apostles introduces Lydia. In two verses we learn that she meets Paul, hears the … Continue reading Women in Scripture: Catholic Voice Series
A group of women from the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn will work together on a newly-formed taskforce to support and promote women in the local Catholic Church. In dialogue with Archbishop Christopher Prowse and with the assistance of the National Office for the Participation of Women, consultations took place during 2018 and 2019.