For Immediate Release: April 14, 2016
Member organizations of Women-Church Convergence, in our capacity as an educational coalition with a particular commitment to women and marginalized people, have serious concerns about the Knights of Columbus as the new funding base of Crux.
We suggest that our colleagues look at the following well researched pieces that shed light on the dubious and problematic practices of the Knights of Columbus especially with regard to LGBTIQ issues and reproductive justice, including:
The issue of the Vatican’s influence on the UN’s resolution for the protection of Women’s right defenders has come to our attention. Catholics for Choice assures us that they are keeping close scrutiny on the Holy See’s and some conservative countries’ obstruction of women and children’s full human rights. The Holy See and its allies insisted on the deletion of a paragraph that stated religious beliefs, national laws and cultural traditions would not be an exception to the resolution.
For Immediate Release
From: Women-Church Convergence
Subject: Women-Church Convergence Celebrates 30 Years
Contacts: Katherine Wojtan, Women-Church Convergence Coordinator,
Women-Church Convergence, a coalition of diverse Catholic-rooted groups, celebrated its thirtieth anniversary September 27-29, 2013, by affirming its mission and applauding the “Conscience Monologues: Women’s Stories of Conscience within the Catholic Church” produced by the 8th Day Center, a member group of the Convergence. More than fifty women gathered in the Chicago area representing fifteen member organizations for prayer, discussion, and festivity.