Campaign for the ordination of women in the Roman Catholic Church

Campaign for the ordination of women in the Roman Catholic Church

This website is run by Housetop Care Limited, a Charity registered in England and Wales under the working name Campaign for the ordination of women in the Roman Catholic Church. Registration number 1053251.

To see all the activities of Housetop Care Limited see our main charity website Housetop Care

The registered office is Housetop, 111A High Street, Rickmansworth, HERTS WD3 1AN, UK. Tel. 0044-1923-779446.

Our Trustees are Margaret Burke, Jacqueline Clackson, Ben Clackson, Brian Gallagher, Colm Holmes, Anne Miller, Barbara Paskins, Pamela Wearing and John Wijngaards. We have prominent Patrons from the UK, Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands and the USA.

Housetop is a Catholic Centre for faith formation, founded in 1983. The name 'Housetop' derives from Jesus' injunction:

We love our Church. True loyalty demands that we have the courage to speak up!
Jacqueline Clackson

"What I tell you in the dark,
repeat in broad daylight.
What you have heard (from me) in private,
proclaim from the housetops!"
Matthew 10,27

Appeal by our Trustees

In the future Catholic Church women will serve as priests, bishops and even as popes.We are absolutely sure of it. But such a momentous change will not come about without us, as responsible and committed Catholics, playing our part.

We need to exercise our duty of raising a respectful but firm voice of protest. Vatican II made provisions for it.

“All the faithful, both clerical and lay, should be accorded a lawful freedom of inquiry and of thought, and the freedom to express their minds humbly and courageously about those matters in which they enjoy competence.” ( Gaudium et Spes , no 62)

Please, do not just stand on the sidelines. Join us. Be our partner. Support us financially. We cannot do without your help.

Jackie Clackson
Read full appeal here!

This website is maintained by the Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research.

The Institute is known for issuing academic reports and statements on relevant issues in the Church.

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John Wijngaards

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