The California Catholic Women's Forum exists to help rebuild a culture that has forgotten its Judeo-Christian roots. Who are we? Who are we meant to be? What do I mean when I say I am a woman in this 'post-modern' society? Is there such a thing as vocation? If there is, do I have one? If I do, how do I know what it is? Is there truth? If there is, can I discern it? Did God really create the world? If he did, did he do it with a game plan? The questions can go on and on, and our quest in the CCWF is to help you search for answers.
We have several facets to our organization, fleshed out in our mission statement. We are dissecting a document written in 1988 by
Now I personally would like to share a prayer with you that I wrote on March 1. I am a member of the movement
As we sat in my friend's condominium and prepared to leave to register for the convention, it started snowing. We went to the car to go to the convention and the car was loaded with snow. Of course we had no windshield scraper! The morning after the convention started there were still spots of snow on the ground. This was so unseasonable it is hard to imagine. We realized it was
Here is my prayer.
It is snowing!
Our Lady has sent us snow, just like at the time of the
That is our hope. To shore up the foundation of the Roman Catholic Church in Truth and Love, which is
The call is real and the time is now. It is time to put misgivings aside and focus on our vocation - to build the Kingdom, for
Lord, increase my faith, and decrease my pride.
Lord, we ask you to bring us wisdom and the courage to learn your ways so that we can be the best apostles we can be.
This prayer sums up in a similar way our mission in the CCWF. To rebuild a culture built on the firm foundation of truth. Where reason and faith can go hand in hand, not obstructionist, not pitted against each other. But a synthesis, where the two working together create a one that is bigger and more beautiful than each on its own, and which sits in the human soul comfortably, very comfortably indeed.
We hope you are able to join with us in this venture. Please come back to this blog frequently, where you will be able to read from other members of our group. We will enjoy reading your insights and look forward to your suggestions. Visit our website. Come to our forums. You will not be disappointed! We invite the best to come and speak for us on the different topics we tackle. Your mind will be challenged and your faith fortified. Do not think this is not for you, for God made all women not just Catholic ones and the truth is the truth. Men, of course, are invited too.
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