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Catholic Women Striking from Church Involvement during the Month of May

Women are the lifeblood of the Church

We will make our presence known by our absence!

It is time to boycott the institutional Church. If women stopped showing up for Church, stopped working for the diocese, stopped donating, the institution would screech to a halt. Women must refuse to participate in our own oppression. Without women, the pews and the collection baskets would be nearly empty.

Starting on May 3 (World Day of Prayer for Vocations), the entire month of May will launch coordinated, global, prophetic demonstrations or witnesses demanding women's equality in the Roman Catholic Church through strikes, re-directions of resources, and radical acts.

We find inspiration and hope in the Maria 2.0 movement that started last May in Germany, and continues to be a witness for equality through demonstrations and courageous dialogue for women in the German Church. We are strengthened by the support of numerous other reform organizations in this effort and we ourselves are joining in this movement.

International Women's Day March 8, 2020

March 5, 2020

The newly formed Catholic Women's Council together with the German Movement Maria 2.0 and Voices of Faith is proposing marking International Women's Day on 8 March 2020 with groups wearing white scarves / white ribbons / or white clothes. All are encouraged to take part in this action. Click this link for more details and listings of those already set up in different cities. If you or your organization would be interested in organizing such an event in your city, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Spread the word

Click to listen to the CCRI podcast with Virginia Saldanha speaking about the role of women in the Church today. Please promote this interview with your circle of contacts to support Voices of Faith and other reform organizations in asking the lay Faithful to stand in solidarity with women in the Church by wearing white this Sunday, March 8, 2020.

Your donations and contributions of ideas are most appreciated

Grateful to all for your donations and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. It is beyond time that we rise up and shout out that women must be recognized as equals in the Catholic Church.

Rene Reid
CCRI, director

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