The Women the Vatican Couldn’t Silence

The Women the Vatican Couldn’t Silence

Saturday    |    14:00 - 16:00 (02/11/2019) (UTC+0), Duration: 02:00 Place: Trinity College Dublin, Edmund Burke Theatre, Arts Block, Dublin 2
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Join us in Dublin to hear Mary McAleese and Sister Joan Chittister OSB speak their truth about issues besetting the Catholic Church today that are mobilizing Catholic women and men into action and what our current leaders need to do...for a start, listen.

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Why does the Catholic Church continue to silence women in 2019?

Women make up more than half the membership of the Catholic Church, so why aren't they invited to sit alongside men when it comes to making decisions that will ultimately affect them, their children, their families?

We are Church Ireland, Voices of Faith and the School of Religion in Trinity College present two leading Catholic women in a public conversation to overcome the silence on issues that affect Catholics today and must be openly discussed for the future of an inclusive, egalitarian and harmonious Church.

Former Irish President Mary McAleese and feminist nun Sister Joan Chittister have both experienced attempts by the Catholic hierarchy to silence their voices. In this conversation, for the first time ever, these two courageous women come together to discuss their views on the many issues besetting our Church today and the possible solutions for change.

The event is being held to mark the awarding of Europe’s most prestigious prize for leading Catholics to Mary McAleese.

Dr McAleese will receive the Alfons Auer Ethics Prize at a special ceremony to be held in the university of Tubingen in Germany on 30th October.

The leading US moral theologian from Chicago, Professor Hille Haker, will deliver the commendation in honour of Dr McAleese.

Sister Joan Chittister is an American Benedictine nun, theologian, bestselling author and passionate advocate for women’s rights for the last 50 years. Last month she was “disinvited” from speaking at a Catholic education conference in Melbourne, Australia.

Saturday, November 2nd

2pm Edmund Burke Theatre, Trinity College Dublin.

Tickets 10 Euro

Seats extremely limited - buy now to avoid disappointment

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