New Roman Missal Petition signatures continue to grow!

Signatures to the CNWE Petition expressing dissatisfaction with the New Roman Missal now total over 250, including those that have been mailed in to CNWE. We invite all those who are dissatisfied with both the process and product of the New Roman Missal to express their concerns by signing on here! Please pass along the CNWE website to friends who may be interested in signing.

CNWE National Retreat and AGM ~ June 16, 2012

CNWE Members from across Canada will be ‘gathering’ for our National Virtual Retreat and AGM conference on Saturday June 16, 2012. It promises to be an invigorating day to continue our work for justice and equality in the Catholic church and in the world!

CNWE New Brunswick Annual Purple Stole Vigil 2012

View TV News coverage of the New Brunswick Purple Stole Event here!

CTV New Brunswick Coverage of Purple Stole Event

The New Brunswick chapter of CNWE held its annual Purple Stole Vigil in support of women’s equality in the Catholic Church on the Tuesday of Holy Week, April 3, 2012.  The annual Vigil takes place in front of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Saint John New Brunswick immediately prior to the Chrism mass. At this mass the priests of the diocese gather to renew their vows, and the sacramental oils to be used throughout the liturgical year are blessed and distributed to representatives of every parish in the diocese.

Prior to the Vigil, 27 women and men, members and supporters of CNWE from around the province gathered in a facility near the cathedral.   Following a brown bag lunch and a time to socialize we entered into a prayer service which lead us into our silent vigil. We proceeded in silence to the front of the Cathedral with our banner, and signs where we stood in silence for the hour preceding the mass.

As we stood in our silent vigil we handed out the CNWE brochure to anyone who wished to engage us in conversation while maintaining our silence.  We did receive a couple of negative comments but received more, quietly supportive comments.