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Leadership Women

‘Poverty has a female face’: Caritas launches action to empower women

Caritas Internationalis has released a booklet – Equality, Encounter, Renewal – as part of a month of action on empowering women. Source: Caritas Australia.

Leadership Women

Highlighting the dignity of women on International Women’s Day

Highlighting the dignity of women is the focus of two new resources being released to mark International Women’s Day today. Source: ACBC.

Synodality Women

Voices of women raised at Holy See embassy conference

In preparation for International Women’s Day, a conference in Rome sponsored by the Australian embassy to the Holy See looked at how the Synod on Synodality was raising women’s voices. Source: CNS. 

Employment Women

Lower gender pay gap for women with Catholic employers

Women with Catholic employers are well-supported, according to the first national gender pay gap report, but some organisations said there remains scope to better uphold the equal dignity of all their employees. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Art Women

Great Women of Faith exhibition pops up in Melbourne

An exhibition showcasing women of faith has opened at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne, with 24 pop art portraits by Cologne-based artist Barbara Skorupa. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

Synod Women

Listening a powerful antidote to clericalism: Synod participants

The first assembly of the Synod on Synodality demonstrated that an effective way to break the chains of clericalism and highlight the experience of women in the Church is to listen and pray together before discussing issues, say two Synod participants. Source: OSV News.

Charity Family Violence Women

Vinnies opens refuge for women escaping domestic violence

The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW has opened a new purpose-built women’s refuge in Western Sydney, which will provide supported crisis accommodation for women over 45 who are seeking refuge from domestic and family violence.

Laity Liturgy Women

Don’t reduce women’s role in Church to question of ministry: Pope

The importance of women in the Church cannot be “reduced” to the question of ministry, Pope Francis told members of the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments yesterday. Source: CNS.

Ecumenism Vatican Women

Female Anglican bishop participates in Council of Cardinals meeting

Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals concluded a meeting at the Vatican yesterday, reflecting on “the role of women in the Church”. Source: CNA.