Friends of the Campaign for the Ordination of Women in the Roman Catholic Church

Friends of the Campaign for the Ordination of Women
in the Roman Catholic Church

We will get in touch with you!

Please, become one of our 'Friends' and support us regularly!

Enrol yourself as a ‘Friend’. Though donations are your privilege, of course, we ask ‘Friends’ to give us at least £ 60 or more a year (= $ 100, € 100) if they can do so. This works out at £ 5 (= $ 8, € 8) a month.

By becoming a Friend, you join us in a real partnership that helps us build up an electronic Internet Library that will substantially advance the cause of the ordination of women in the Catholic Church and in other Christian Churches.

We are talking about real PARTNERSHIP and NETWORKING!

We urgently need more ‘Friends’ - please, join!

How do you enrol as a Friend?

Step 1. Send a short email to Jackie Clackson saying you would like to become a ‘Friend’.

Copy the email address into your email facility

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Step 2. If possible, give us a donation.

You can do so in the following way:

Using our own safe credit card facility. Credit card donations through our site are handled by two reputable firms: SecureTrading and the NatWest Bank. It accepts donations in £, €, and $ (U.S., Australian and Canadian).
Click on donation button below.

How do you benefit from being a Friend?

1.You share in our work as a real partner

We cannot all do the same thing. Some need to plan, to give academic advice, to research, to photocopy texts in university libraries, to coordinate the work. Others need to scan, to proofread, to edit, to transfer text into HTML format and insert internal and external links. Others again need to translate into the key languages spoken in our Church. Last not least, some provide the financial backing through which the basic costs for all this can be met.

By your regular donation you will ensure that our campaign will maintain and increase its efficiency.

2. You become a member of CIRCLES

CIRCLES is an international network of women and men dedicated to reform in the Church. It offers its members the opportunity to be involved in a non-stop, world-wide, multi-sided interaction over the internet:

  • sharing valuable insights and experiences
  • planning effective action on local level
  • pooling available information
  • linking isolated efforts into wider networks
  • giving mutual support and, where needed, healing.

CIRCLES runs forums on which discussion will be going on day and night.


3. We will send you our regular electronic Newsletter

Through this we update you regarding new material published on our website and about other important developments relating to women priests.

4. Last not least, you will be part of our network of prayer

From the beginning we have always been convinced that our action in the Church will only be fruitful if it is carried by prayer.

Every week, on Mondays at 12.00 noon UK time, we celebrate a team eucharist in which we reflect on Sacred Scripture, break the bread and remember our friends and contacts world wide.

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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.

Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research

Dear visitor, you are welcome to use our material. However: building up and maintaining this site costs money. We are a Charity and work mainly with volunteers, but find it difficult to pay our overheads. Please, become a Friend or support us with a donation. Also, as some of you recommended to us, we are exploring how to generate income by advertising. Please, support us in this effort and send us your suggestions.
John Wijngaards

Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research

Miriam Duignan

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