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
International Women's Day Breakfast hosted by Canberra and Goulburn Catholic Women's Taskforce. About this Event Light breakfast, excellent tea and coffee provided. Madeleine Banister is the guest speaker and will talk about her experience at the UN Commission on the Status of Women 2019 with the Australian delegation from Catholic Women's League. Numbers limited due … Continue reading International Women’s Day Breakfast, 11 March
The Archdiocesan Catholic Women’s taskforce, established in 2019 following two years of consultation, held its first meeting of the year in Goulburn on Saturday 20 February. The taskforce, so named to reflect a commitment to action, also plans to meet in Young, Yass and Queanbeyan during 2021. Initially the ten members of the taskforce were … Continue reading Goulburn women voice concerns to taskforce
The next interactive reflection afternoon for Catholic women of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn will explore ‘a spirituality for our times.’ Sr Clare Condon and Andrea Dean from the Archdiocesan Women’s Taskforce will co-facilitate the 90 minute session on Saturday, 7 November from 3-4.30 pm. In the light of the challenges of 2020, the … Continue reading Laudato Si’ Women’s Reflection Afternoon, 7 November, 2020.
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
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.