Our site is dedicated to the campaign for the ordination of women in the Roman Catholic Church. Many are curious about the subject and we offer a site rich in interesting material…
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.
Rome wakes up to an ‘Ordain Women’ banner hanging right in front of the Vatican. Happy Feast Day of St Therese of Lisieux to all the men in the Vatican who need to open their eyes and see this sign!
Congratulations to Myra and Pippa on the publication of:
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This is CWO’s beautiful logo click here to see a film of Lala explaining its origin.
Una Kroll, Doctor, Priest and Campaigner
The death of Una Kroll was announced on 6th January. She was a friend and supporter of Catholic Women’s Ordination. A few years ago Una became a Roman Catholic and told us she was supporting our organisation: praying and campaigning for women’s priestly ordination in a renewed and reformed Catholic Church. We valued her support and were particularly moved when she told us she would not preside at a Eucharist again as a former Church of England priest until Roman Catholic women could become priests too.
Thank you Una for your prayers, love and support.
CWO Mission Statement
Working for the full inclusion of women into ordained ministry within a renewed Roman Catholic Church
We support one another in prayer, shared ministry and an annual CWO retreat
We commit to demonstrating that the exclusion of women from ordination in the Roman Catholic Church reinforces the oppression and poverty of women and girls around the world
We accept diversity within our group and welcome all who share our aims
We respect different approaches to theological issues
We walk together with people of faith to support women’s inclusion in their varied ministries
We work with other groups campaigning for women’s ordination within the Roman Catholic Church as part of WOW (Women’s Ordination Worldwide)
We commit to working with other groups with similar aims
We engage with all branches of the media in connection with our campaign
Women’s Ordination Worldwide (WOW)
WOW is an international group of which CWO is a member. Groups from all over the world are involved in conference planning, letter writing campaigns and public action. Please donate to help the work of this organisation and sign up for WOW e-newsletter to stay informed.
There is also an archive of WOW material on the Housetop site here www.womenpriests.org/wow/
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