• Entry type: Organisation
  • Entry ID: AWE0783

Ordination of Catholic Women Australia

(From 1993 – )
  • Occupation Religious organisation, Social action organisation


The Ordination of Catholic Women was founded by Zoe Hancock and Marie Louise Uhr in December 1993 to advocate the inclusion of women as ordained priests in the Catholic church. A national organisation, it held its first conference in Canberra in 1994 and its first international conference in 1999. It maintains a national office in Canberra, with regional convenors in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, South Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria and contacts in South Australia, North Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Published resources

  • Book
    • Woman and man: one in Christ Jesus: Report on the participation of women in the Catholic Church in Australia, Research Management Group, 1999
  • Conference Paper
    • What we talk about when we talk about God, Ordination of Catholic Women ( Group), National Conference (5th: 1999: Burgmann College, Canberra, ACT), 1999
  • Pamphlet
    • The hour has come, 1997
  • Resource
  • Site Exhibition

Archival resources

  • Ordination of Catholic Women Australia
    • Ordination of Catholic Women Australia records
  • Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection
    • Patricia Brennan records relating to Movement for the Ordination of Women Sydney, 1974-2009

Related entries

  • Founder
    • Uhr, Marie-Louise (1923 - 2001)
  • Convenor
    • Uhr, Marie-Louise (1923 - 2001)