The launch of the weekly podcast series, Australian Women Preach, on International Women’s Day, captures the zeitgeist of the moment. Women are tired of being kept silent. The impetus of this collaborative project between the Grail in Australia and WATAC (Women and the Australian Church) is the Plenary Council. The Listening and Dialogue phase enabled…Read more
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MEDIA RELEASE Raising the voices of Australian women preaching the Gospel A new podcast Australian Women Preach will feature 30 Australian Christian women preaching the Gospel. An initiative of Women and the Australian Church (WATAC) and the Grail in Australia, the podcast will highlight and share the voices of women breaking open the Word of…Read more
Much has been written of the opening words of Pope Francis’ latest encyclical, Fratelli tutti, expressing disappointment in this address to “brothers all” rather than using a less gendered term. Never mind that “fratelli” in Italian can include women or that the word is consistently translated into English as “brothers and sisters,” the suspicion that…Read more
Gerald Arbuckle’s latest book is a useful tool for those engaged in discerning a way forward for the Catholic church in the light of the Plenary Council. It resonates with the key themes that have emerged in the six recently published Discernment Papers (on the Plenary Council website). More than that, it clarifies what must…Read more
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