Last week I had the privilege of speaking (via Skype) with Marta Rodriguez Diaz from the Office for Women within the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life at the Vatican. She was impressed with what is happening through OPW and the CACW!

After all we have sixteen women aged between 25 and 35 who have commenced the two-year program Leadership for Mission. This program replaces the Young Catholic Women’s Fellowship and is conducted in partnership with Australian Catholic University and Catholic Mission. The first residential session will be held in the week after Easter. Rachelle Smith from Hobart is the new coordinator of the program.

Also we are having the second event for Catholic Women’s Mentoring coming soon. This time we are hosting an event in Canberra on International Women’s Day, March 8. Partners for this event are Australian Catholic University, Australian Catholic Superannuation and Retirement Fund, Catholic Education Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn and Merici College.

And the number of subscribers for Women Matter has topped 2,000! However, it would be good to increase our subscriber numbers. Would you please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. me with ideas on how to improve Women Matter? Tell me what you like to see included and what you don’t enjoy.

In a similar vein, I’m updating the webpages  for OPW and CACW. The website needs work! Again, I’d be glad to hear your suggestions.

Mostly I have no idea if anyone reads Women Matter at all (except for Bishop Bill Morris who emails his thanks every time). So I’d be grateful to hear This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., the readers. Thank you.