Welcome to Catholic Women’s Ordination
CWO began in March 1993 as a national (UK) group of women and men who care deeply about the Roman Catholic Church. We want to be a part of building a church community that truly lives the justice demanded by Jesus; a justice which demands that women be equal with men.
Women equal with men means not only that women have the opportunity to fulfil their own vocation, but also that the Church community benefits from their experience and their strengths in the ministerial priesthood.
We are a forum to examine, challenge and develop the current understanding of priesthood. We aim to achieve the ordination of women to a renewed priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church.
Enlarge the Space of your tent:
Women's Ordination Advocates
at the opening of Synod 2023
CWO is a Companion of Spirit Unbounded
Over 110 voices spoke up for justice in our church and our world and there was a strong focus on women's equality. Dr Mary McAleese, former president of Ireland, speaking live in Rome, called out the Catholic Church for its teaching which excludes women from the priesthood, describing it as 'unscholarly, sexist humbug, masquerading as threadbare theology'. If you weren't able to come to Bristol, Rome or join us online, you can still buy a ticket. For £24.00, you'll be able to watch all the talks, including Mary McAleese's, panel discussions, films and listen to the uplifting music that came live from Bristol. Here's your link
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