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Friday, February 24, 2017
Conference to explore place of women in the Church
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¬†The place of women in today's Church will be explored at a conference organised by the Joint Dialogue Group (The National Board of Catholic Women and Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales). The Universal Call to Holiness from January 27th ≠ 28th will look at themes including theology of vocation, church authority and women and the Church's management and mission. It is inspired by Pope Benedict's appeal for women to 'look for their right place in the Church' and also Pope John Paul II, who, in his encyclical Christefideles Laici, spoke of 'the vocation of women'. Speakers at the two-day conference in Coventry include Fr Paul Embery, Director of the National Office for Vocation, Sr Helen Costigane (Heythrop College), Sr Ellen Gielty (SND former Moderator General & member of UIGS), Fr John McLoughlin, Episcopal Vicar for Formation in Liverpool Archdiocese, Nicky Stevens, Head of the Department for Pastoral Formation, Portsmouth, Bridie Collins from Marriage Care; Dr Mary McHugh, Consultant Nephrologist and Chair of the CAFOD Aids committee. The Rt Rev Kieran Conry, Bishop of Arundel and Brighton and Bishop Vincent Malone, an auxiliary bishop of Liverpool will attend. The conference begins at 11.30am on Saturday 27th January in the Britannia Hotel, Coventry. Registration begins at 10.30am. Costs are: £105, for the 24 hours (11.30am Saturday - 1pm Sunday ≠ excluding Sunday lunch.) The day rate is £35 on the Saturday, including lunch. For booking and more information, contact: Yogi Sutton 65 Baytree Road, Brixton Hill, London SW2 5RR; e-mail or telephone: 020 7733 0045
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