Bishops’ Meeting: Major review of agencies
The Commission for Australian Catholic Women has undertaken a major review of national Church agencies, primarily to explore ways in which it may be aware of and perhaps contribute to the activities of the various conference agencies.
Chairperson Geraldine Hawkes told the bishops that much of the work being done is travelling to various dioceses to make known the mission of the CACW and to create local contacts.
These visits are also a valuable forum for listening to the needs of women in the Church and for creating opportunities for dialogue.
The Commission is also carrying out research to identify any barriers to women taking on leadership positions in Church organisations or agencies. It is also focusing on the need to encourage women to undertake theological or other study to help them take on such positions.