We have a few things to celebrate in this issue.

Leadership for Mission has been selected by the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life as an example of good practice for lay formation and will be featured at the Dicastery’s first Plenary Assembly in November and on a website dedicated to promoting model programs from episcopal conferences, dioceses and private institutions worldwide. See the recent article in this newsletter.

Perth, Maitland Newcastle, Canberra and Goulburn dioceses have reported on recent events for women and Wagga have an event planned for this weekend.

It is the twentieth anniversary of the research into women’s participation in the Australian Catholic Church. In November, the Council for Women, in partnership with the Social Justice Council, will release a collection of essays to highlight the experience of women in the Catholic Church today. A series of video interviews with authors will be released to make the content of the publication more widely available.

Enjoy this issue of Women Matter which, this time, really looks like a national newsletter!