On International Women’s Day, Sunday March 8, 2020 at St. Michael’s Cathedral in downtown Toronto, close to 50 Catholic Network for Women’s Equality members and friends gathered from 4-5pm to call the Catholic Church hierarchy to equality for women in the Catholic Church.
This initiative, begun by Voices of Faith had actions in 36 cities around the world:
Philippines, India, Kenya, Pakistan, South Africa, Australia, the UK, Luxembourg, Germany, Spain, Austria, Ireland, Croatia, Switzerland, Italy – and Canada!
We raised our voices in song and chant while parishioners of St. Michael’s walked into mass. We gathered for dinner afterwards to continue the conversation!
This is the inaugural event for the new global umbrella group,
Catholic Women’s Council (CWC)
“The CWC has great ambitions and a limited time frame. Together we commit ourselves to work towards a major collective event in Rome in 2021 – we are visible and acting, taking responsibility and being ready to change our church for the good now. In the coming months until November 2021, all CWC members will embark on a pilgrimage, a time of study and reflection, of prayer and storytelling, of walking and talking together on real and virtual paths.”
So, in the words of the anthem we sang last weekend, “Sister, Carry On!”