Media Release, 23 August, 2021Despite Covid-19, the Archdiocesan Catholic Women’s Taskforce is pressing ahead with an event to celebrate women’s ministry in the Catholic Church. Originally, the Taskforce had organised to host an Inaugural Dinner at the Canberra Southern Cross Club to celebrate the Feast of St Mary Magdalene, however, after postponing the event due … Continue reading Mary Magdalene, Fake News and the Gospel: Women’s Taskforce to Host Online Seminar
The lovely Hilltops region of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn put on an autumn show for the Archdiocesan Women’s Taskforce as they consulted with women of Young, Boorowa, Grenfell, Harden, Cootamundra and surrounds. The Taskforce engaged in a robust and lively discussion on 17 April at St Mary’s Parish Centre, Young, around the ways … Continue reading A Church that Reflects the Face of God
On Friday 3 September, 2021, the Archdiocesan Women's Taskforce invites you to attend our inaugural Mary Magdalene Dinner at 6:30pm @ the Southern Cross Club. This event is an initiative of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Women's Taskforce and will be the first in a series of such events, all aimed at enhancing and … Continue reading St Mary Magdalene Dinner, 3 September
The Legacy of Mary MacKillop in Canberra By Alison Weeks In the middle of a Canberra winter two months ago, CatholicCare did a wonderful thing, it opened a residence for women who are homeless – and their children. And this is not just another shelter, this is a strategy – to ensure that the women … Continue reading Now she is safe … Now she can breathe.
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