“Conversations in the Spirit” by the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations

The World Women’s Observatory (WWO) of the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations (WUCWO), in the framework of our School of Synodality, invites you to participate in the “Conversations in the Spirit to be held next 23 April”. The Conversation in the Spirit model has been recommended for Synodal consultations as part of the Synod on Synodality and was used by the Synod delegates at the first session of the Synod General Assembly in Rome, in October 2023. All Catholic faith communities have been encouraged to learn, practice and share this discernment model of encounter, active listening, shared silence and collaborative discernment of the Spirit as an integral step in promoting wider participation, deeper communion and increased attention on the Gospel mission and the presence of the living Spirit of God in all those who gather in the name of Christ. We invite you to join a “Conversation in the Spirit” in small groups in different languages (English, Spanish and French), together with participants from more than 50 countries from five continents, to share your ideas, listen to the experiences and insights of others and discern on chapter 9 of the Synodal Assembly Synthesis document: “Women in the Life and […]

Symposium on Palliative Care

On May 21-23, 2024, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, in collaboration with the Pontifical Academy for Life and other key partners, is hosting a symposium on palliative care in Toronto. This symposium aims to strengthen hope for end-of-life issues within the Catholic church, other faith traditions and society. It will unite participants from various disciplines and experts in various specialties to build a strong advocacy network for effective and comprehensive palliative and end-of-life care. Needs will be identified, and tools will be recommended to facilitate a better and broader response to current challenges in implementing palliative care. It will create the opportunity to build a strong network of experts and practitioners who can help develop and promote palliative care resources.

A Good Death: The Challenge for Christians Today

Join Dr. Nuala Kenny and moderator National Chairperson of Service Joline Belliveau as Dr. Kenny shares insight into the topic of palliative care. Dr. Kenny is a native New Yorker and a Sister of Charity of Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is a physician, pediatrician and bioethicist, practicing, teaching and working at several hospitals in Canada and receiving many honours for her work in child health, medical education and health policy. Past president of both the Canadian Paediatric Society and the Canadian Bioethics Society, she was chair of the values committee of the 1997 prime minister of Canada's national forum on health. She has authored numerous papers and several books - Rediscovering the Art of Dying, Healing the Church, Diagnosing and Healing the Clergy. Sr. Kenny has a vast knowledge to share with us on palliative care.   Register for this free webinar today!