Catholic women urged to serve church, world as ‘a common voice’

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Catholic women must “join together in a common voice” and be “an instrument for unified action” in service to the Catholic Church and the world, said the president of the National Council of Catholic Women.

“There are 34 million Catholic women in the United States today,” said Rebecca Woodhull in an address to the NCCW annual convention in Fort Lauderdale. “We are one by virtue of our baptism.”

“We must ‘Be the Voice of Catholic Women: Confidence, Hope and Joy’ — the theme for this convention — and fulfill our mission to ‘support, empower and educate women to better serve the Church and the world,’” she said.

NCCW’s Fort Lauderdale convention Sept. 25-28 drew 470 women and 44 priests. Also in attendance were Bishop James Johnston of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Mo., who is NCCW’s episcopal liaison, and Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski, who celebrated the closing Mass.

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