Last week the women religious of the International Union Superior Generals (UISG) made headlines by brazenly dialoguing with Pope Francis on leadership and ministerial roles for women in the Church.  The Women's Ordination Conference (WOC) was the first organization to issue 
a statement celebrating the sisters' courage and offering a feminist voice to the media storm. WOC co-executive directors were at the forefront, ensuring a voice for women's full equality was heard around the world. See our media coverage here. 

In exciting news, we have also received a permit from the City of Rome to cover the neighborhoods surrounding Vatican City with huge posters (three examples seen to the right) calling for women's ordination. Every poster costs an additional $10 to print and legally post, above our original budget. 

Can you help us with these additional costs? Your donation of $10 or more today will ensure that our Jubilee of Women Priests has an enormous impact in Rome and around the world. You can help us transform the Vatican's Jubilee for Priests into a positive witness for women's equality.

For equality,

Erin Saiz Hanna and Kate McElwee
Co-Executive Directors

P.S. If you have already recently donated, thank you for your support!

To make a charitable donation by check, please mail to:  WOC  PO BOX 15057 Washington, DC 20003.  The Women's Ordination Conference (WOC) is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

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In the Hartford, CT area? 

Please join WOC for an afternoon reception and discussion on 
Sr. Teresa Forcades' (known as "Europe's Most Radical Nun") 
groundbreaking Trinitarian theology

Saturday, May 21st, 2016 
3:00 - 5:00 

St. James Episcopal Church
3 Mountain Road
Farmington, CT 06032

Admission free but please rsvp to Sheila Peiffer: (203)269-5317

A Church for Our Daughters: A new campaign sponsored by WOC and our partners in the church-justice movement  

Who are we? 
We are women and men, sisters and brothers, grandmothers and grandfathers, aunts and uncles, mothers and fathers, godparents -- members of the Catholic community who are deeply committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and who believe the Body of Christ must include all genders equally. We call on our Church leaders to work with us to build a Church that strikes down every oppressive practice, teaching, and law that assigns women and girls to a subordinate status. We call on our leaders to create a Church that is truly inclusive and alive with the gifts, spirit, and potential of all its members.

Will  you take action with us?

1. Read and Sign the Declaration for A Church for Our Daughters

2. Join us at the United States Conference of Bishops' meeting on June 14th at 12:00 pm in Huntington Beach, CA  for a march, witness, and petition delivery. Let us know you're coming by emailing us at
My vocation to become a woman deacon
Last week, Pope Francis agreed to set up a commission to study opening the diaconate to women. The unexpected news brought much joy to the many women who are called to serve as deacons in the Church. Maria Angelika Fromm is one of those women.