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A reading list for women struggling to talk about the gender...

We know that younger women in Australia are feeling the full brunt of the fallout from the sexual revolution. Who is going to help them? Younger Catholic women can, if they are willing, build trusting and respectful relationships with women in crisis who are perhaps not Catholics, or poorly formed ones.

Philippa Martyr: Reject romance, return to clothes-swaps

I recently went to a ladies-only clothing swap at a friend’s house. This is a sustainable thing you can do with your clothes.

Equal access to the sacraments starts with confession, not ordination

Without question, my favourite thing about my job is getting to work alongside the priests of the Archdiocese of Sydney and other dioceses. They...

A Night of Sisterhood and Faith

In the month of May, when we traditionally honour Mary, the greatest female role model we have as Catholics, Family Educators across the St George region of Sydney organised a special movie night for women at Beverly Hills followed by prayer and networking to help strengthen our shared Catholic faith and identity across local schools and parishes.

Women’s retreat ready

Catholic Women’s Network, an initiative of Sydney Centre for Evangelisation, invites women of Sydney to come to its first retreat day and experience the...

Survey of Catholic women questioned

There’s ‘rich’ data in women’s answers - but questions were loaded, says academic The results from an international survey of Catholic women are in, but...

Catholic Women’s Network aims at strengthening women in faith together

The Archdiocese of Sydney is now home to the Catholic Women’s Network, an initiative of the Sydney Centre for Evangelisation to connect women with...

The woman who confounds both left and right

By Lois M Collins Elizabeth Bruenig makes no apologies. Not for her progressive politics, not for her Catholic faith and certainly not for having children...

Has the Church really ‘abandoned’ its women?

The Church is always waiting to welcome home any person whose life has taken them in directions contrary to its teachings

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‘We were all like dogs.’ New book unveils abuse in women’s...

“I understood we were all like dogs. They told us to sit and we sat, to get up and we got up, to roll over and we rolled over,” said an Australian-born religious identified only as “Sister Elizabeth” in the book, Veil of Silence. After 30 years in religious life, she said she realises she, […]

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Fr Flader: Women acolytes and lectors

“Dear Father, I understand the Pope has recently allowed women to be acolytes and lectors in church. I have seen women carrying out these...

Fr Brian Lucas: Women and Service at the Altar

The Church of the third millennium will need to encourage all the baptized and confirmed to be aware of their active responsibility in the church’s life
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