The Catholic Women’s Council (CWC) is a coalition of Catholic women’s groups and networks representing five continents, various countries, language and cultural groups, which are joining together on a pilgrimage towards Rome. Through virtual, local and global initiatives, these groups will express their creativity and discovery of the dignity and equality of women in the Church.
In the months leading up to March 2022, initiatives by CWC affiliated groups will be shared below with the goal to explore the understanding of equal dignity and equal rights in the Church. Each pilgrimage can take many different forms. We challenge you to be creative! There will be meetings, lectures, common prayers, conversations, artistic expressions, concerts, debates, dancing, bicycle trips and more. We hope these initiatives by our member groups will inspire, uncover and express the hope, the commonalities and the struggles that many Catholics grapple with around the world.
These virtual and physical pilgrimages will lead up to a major gathering in Rome in March 2022, where we will bring our many different voices together in a single vision of hope for the Church. At this gathering we will bring major issues and solutions that women have been working tirelessly to improve and change in our Church.
All events and initiatives are organised by CWC affiliated groups. Find out below where your local CWC event is happening or join an online, virtual initiative.
Not an affiliated group of CWC? Click here to find out how your group can join.
Women and Liturgy – Bridget Nichols and Judith Courtney- Part 4
Women and Liturgy – Sara Parks and Lavinia Cerioni – Part 3
Women and Liturgy – Pauliina Pylvanainen and Joy Powell – Part 2
Women and Liturgy – Sara Parks and Lavinia Cerioni – Part 1
Anne Soupa – Candidate to become Archbishop of Lyon
Fr. Tony Flannery – From the Outside: Rethinking Church Doctrine
Margit Schmidinger – Steh auf und geh mit!
Women as Church Conference
The CWC network has run common global actions as well as their own locally led initiatives. Click on the button below to browse past pilgrimage actions.
We want to know, what dignity and equality mean to you as a Catholic. Express your ideas in your own creative way – it could be an inspiring message or a vision of the future of our Church, an artwork, a poem or a song. Share a symbol, a sign or a story. We are curious about what you want to add to our mosaique!
Click the pictures below to see how other Catholics around the world are expressing themselves.