A note from Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research

Today a British Sunday newspaper The Observer  carried an 
entitled ‘Alternative Catholic synod to push case for ordination of women priests ‘ in which the background to the Spirit Unbounded movement is reported.
‘To underline this clamour for change, a consortium of 45 pro-reform Catholic organisations will run their own synod – entitled Spirit Unbounded – alongside the official event….’ 
Miriam Duignan of WoW (Women’s Ordination Worldwide) and Wijngaards Institute is quoted: ‘Women are doing the work of priests and they want to be recognised as priests’ and Mary McAleese is quoted: ‘I believe change is possible, which is why I stay – because many argue that by staying you’re collaborating with inequality. I feel I must stay to nudge the internal debate and press for change’.

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WOMEN’S ORDINATION CONFERENCE / WOMENS ORDINATION WORLDWIDETuesday, 3rd October – 4:30 pm “Let Her Voice Carry,” a prayer vigil featuring the testimonies of women worldwide and praying for the courageous inclusion of women’s voices during the synodal gathering: 

  Tuesday, 3rd October – 6.15 pm  Following the prayer service, drinks/apericena reception for friends of Women’s Ordination Worldwide and press; venue to be confirmed nearer the time: http://womensordinationcampaign.org/

For information of all events visit Spirit Unbounded 
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