There has been a lot of discussion lately about women in Church and Society. If you were unable to listen to the livestream on November 2, 2019 – You can do so now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=738&v=fv1tV9tUbh4
Voices of Faith along with the School of Religion in Trinity College presented a public conversation to overcome the silence on issues that influence Catholics today and must be openly discussed, “for the future of an inclusive, egalitarian and harmonious Church.” Former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese and feminist nun Sister Joan Chittister (Both women have experienced attempts by the Catholic hierarchy to silence their voices) courageously, and respectfully shared their views on the many issues facing our Church today and possible solutions for change.
Are you familiar with Voices of Faith? Visit their website: https://voicesoffaith.org/about/#about-2
What is the vision? A prophetic Catholic Church where women’s voices count, participate and lead on equal footing with men. Their mission: To empower and advocate for women’s leadership in the Catholic Church.
The values that guide their work are (taken directly from their website):
INCLUSIVE – We want to include and hear women’s diverse voices and bring them to the forefront.
RESPECTFUL – We are respectful of all people and seek constructive solutions.
INNOVATIVE/BOLD – We believe women are an innovative and bold solution the many problems the Catholic Church is facing in a 21st century world.
OPEN/HONEST – We seek open and honest dialogue on an issue where varied opinions exist.
UNAPOLOGETIC – We are unapologetic about our vision and mission.
FAITHFUL –We are women and men of faith.
Let us work together to make our Church strong, just, and prophetic in today’s world.
For further discussion, please contact Sr. Pat McKittrick, SP – firstname.lastname@example.org