Synod on Synodality (Page 3)

Posted on October 4, 2023 by Mary-Ellen Morgenstern

Our spot in Rome is extraordinary. While the rooms are simple but spacious and lovely, we have an exquisite view from our rooftop terrace. We all gathered together last night for the first time to share a simple meal of bread, wine, olives, cheese and grapes. 

Posted on October 4, 2023 

Yesterday, October 3, CNWE’s delegation to Rome and other supporters of women’s ordination from around the world were welcomed into the historic Basilica of St. Praxedes in Rome, for a vigil to pray for women’s voices to carry throughout the synod process. 

Posted on October 4, 2023 

CNWE member Mary Ellen Chown is featured on the October 4 episode of As It Happens on CBC Radio. 

Posted on October 3, 2023

Mary Ellen Chown did an interview today with Ottawa Morning.  Even while jet-lagged, Mary Ellen speaks beautifully of her hopes for the Synod, and her confidence in the untamed, unpredictable Spirit of God.

Posted on October 3, 2023

This is an interview which Anthony Germain conducted with Newfoundland Sister of Mercy Elizabeth Davis, on September 26, before she headed to Rome for the Synod.  Elizabeth is an official appointed delegate to the Synod.

Posted on October 2, 2023 by Jeanie McKibbon & Nancy Quan

We have arrived in Rome on the eve of the synod. Our Canadian CNWE contingent is here and the mood amongst our group is hopeful and determined. We are struck by the resolve of these women and men who love their faith but have been hurt by their Church. 

Posted on October 1, 2023 

Louise Dowhan is one of nine Canadians from the Catholic Network for Women’s Equality who are in Rome for an important synod at the Vatican to call for the full and equal participation of women in ministry and leadership in the Catholic Church. (source: CBC Listen)

Posted on October 1, 2023 by Jeannie McKibbon & Nancy Quan

As we come off of a 10 day relaxing but adventure filled tour of southern Italy along the Adriatic Sea, we begin to turn our thoughts and our intentions toward our week in Rome. Our faithful car we dubbed Rosa (because of all the rose we consumed on our tour) returned and we board our train into Rome with some trepidation but mostly excitement and anticipation.

Posted on September 29, 2023 

Greetings friends. We invite you to join us at noon on October 4th, the opening day of the Synod in Rome, to pray and picnic together. We gather in Winnipeg, in solidarity with those in Rome, and hope/pray that this Synod may be a truly historic and transformative experience of God’s gracious presence and action among us.

Posted on September 27, 2023 

From the Winnipeg Free Press: Winnipegger Louise Dowhan is going to Rome to deliver a message — that it’s time for the Roman Catholic Church to let women be priests and deacons.





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Vatican march of women calling for ordination to the priesthood.