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Top Synod cardinal says Church could revisit ban on ordaining women

A newly named top adviser to Pope Francis and leading organiser of the Vatican’s Synod process says it might one day be possible to revisit Pope John Paul II’s prohibition on the ordination of women to the priesthood. Source: NCR Online.

First Nations Women

CatholicCare board member named NSW Woman of the Year

CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes board member Lynda Edwards has been named the 2023 New South Wales Woman of the Year.


Pope Francis applauds women on International Women’s Day

Marking International Women’s Day yesterday, Pope Francis called for a round of applause for women, saying “they deserve it”, while praising their “ability to construct a more humane society”. Source: Vatican News.


Global survey finds many Catholic women want Church reform

The findings of an international research project on the views of Catholic women led by two Australian academics will be presented at the Vatican this week to coincide with International Women’s Day. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.


Women priests not an option at this moment: Synod official

The highest-ranking woman in the general secretariat of the Synod of Bishops has said that the ordination of women as Catholic priests is “not an open question” at this time. Source: CNA.

Family Violence Women

Church renews focus on domestic and family violence

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference’s statement on domestic and family violence will be a focus for an online event next week to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Charity Women

Fundraiser for women raises $100,000 in one day

Caritas Australia’s “Women for the World” event brought Australians together to stand in solidarity with their sisters across the globe, raising $106,000 in just one day for programs supporting women and girls.

Papal Trip Women

Women must be given equal rights: Pope

A society that does not give women the same rights and opportunities as men will become impoverished, Pope Francis said at the end of a four-day visit to Bahrain. Source: CNS.