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WOW e-news #15

World Day of Prayer for Women's Ordination March 25th 2017

World Day of Prayer for Women's Ordination is a concerted global action held annually on the feast of the Annunciation, to draw attention to women’s ordination into an inclusive and accountable Catholic Church. Every year, WOW member groups and women’s ordination activists around the world host events to honor this special day. Please use or adapt this Liturgy Resource for your community.
Deb Rose-Milavec, Sr. Simone Campbell & Kate McElwee
Stirring the Waters
Marie Collins on leaving  the Pontifical Commission for the protection of Minors

We are Church has called for Mueller's resignation.
Statement
Four years of Pope Francis and four more years of WOW. 
Ah, the memories... now ordain women! 

At the Vatican, Sister Simone Campbell blasts ‘male power’.  More

The Women of Steel sculpture which honours women who worked in munitions factories during World War II is draped with priestly robes. This is to celebrate a victory for women and men in Sheffield who campaigned against the appointment of Philip North as Bishop. More

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Wouldn't it be good if all churches welcomed people this way?

Author: Jacqueline Straub
ISBN 978-1-906377-57-1

“I believe”… These are the initial two words of the Apostles’ Creed, which originated around the third century. I would like to begin with these two forceful words. I believe that change can be effected without armed force and without hate speech, but solely through a revolution of the heart.

But most of all I believe in God and in the Roman Catholic Church. Faith in God is not something spectacular, but neither something ordinary in our pluralistic Western world…

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Jacqueline Straub was one of our scholarship recipients to the 3rd WOW International Conference - Gender, Gospel, and Global Justice: Philadelphia 2015
Women making news

Happy New Year – from Angela Merkel

Posted by Judith Knott 31 December 2016   -   article

A new portrait of queer theologian Marcella Althaus-Reid was recently dedicated at a Scottish university classroom renamed in her honor.

The Althaus-Reid Room, formerly known as Room 1.07, was dedicated on Sept. 15 at the school where she taught: New College School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. More

Skateboarding Women in India Challenge Gender Norms 

WOW Prayer

O Holy One, You who are Creator of all,
who made humanity in Your image

Saviour of all, who called women and men
to witness Your ministry, death and resurrection,

Inspirer of all who seek and serve,

We thank You for the women You have blessed with Your call
to celebrate the Eucharist,
to minister alongside their brothers in a renewed Roman Catholic Church.

We pray that the Church will soon welcome and nourish to the full
the gifts of women as priests, prophets and leaders,
knowing, as Mary of Nazareth knew,
that with You all things are possible.

Amen

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