News Archives

Faith in Prayer and Action – Officers’ Annual Meeting
February 2011
Well, what a busy weekend it turned out to be:
splendid weekend; really informative and interesting;  it was much appreciated’ said one Officer and
there was such a good blend of prayer and faith, business, topics of interest, camaraderie andfun’ said another….more >

Amazing success of the National President’s Special Project for 2010 Over the last 12 months the members of the Catholic Women’s League of England and Wales have been working to raise funds for the President’s Project…read more >

Celebrating 100 years of the League’s work in Leeds and Birmingham
“Oh what a joyous celebration!”, was one of many compliments made at lunch on the day of  theCentenary celebrations.  Mass was celebrated  in the beautiful setting of the Cathedral Church of St. Anne in Leeds…read more >

2010 AGM of the Catholic Women’s League
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Papal visit to the United Kingdom
On the occasion of the visit to the United Kingdom of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI the members of the Catholic Women’s League offer a Spiritual Bouquet for the Holy Father and for the success of the Papal Visit. More >

The Official Opening of Romero House,
Thursday 15th July 2010
CAFOD have a new building, Romero House, situated next to St George’s Cathedral in Southwark. Although the building was blessed at the end of May, CAFOD wanted to say a formal and special ‘thank you’ to the women of the National Board of Catholic Women (NBCW), the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) and the Union of Catholic Mothers (UCM) for all the achievements and support over the past 50 years.…more>

The Branch Officers’ Annual Meeting
The Branch Officers met for their annual business meeting at the Christian Conference Centre in Swanwick, Derbyshire, over the weekend 19th  – 21st  February. Business was a plenty and with so much to do Mrs Doreen Pooley, National President, welcomed everyone, especially our guest from MediaWatch UK and those Branch Officers at the OAM for the first time. …more>

The AGM Weekend of the Catholic Women’s League
October 30th – November 1st 2009 – Torquay
After long journeys made by members from all over the England and Wales, Friday evening opened with a warm welcome for our President Doreen Pooley by Elizabeth Rodgers, the Conference Officer.  What was to be a weekend that concentrated on our armed forces personnel was opened with a prayer for soldiers. Click for more »

National AGM Weekend, October 30th – November 1st 2009 -
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41st Annual Catholic Women of the Year Luncheon
Many members of the CWL joined around 300 people at the 41st Annual Catholic Women of the Year Luncheon on Friday 9th October 2009 at the Marble Arch Thistle Hotel, London to pay tribute to Catholic Women who have given outstanding service to the Church.
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National Memorial Arboretum
Blessing and Dedication of the CWL Bench at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas in recognition of the work carried out by members of the Catholic Women’s League during both World Wars.
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Clifton Branch celebrate their Centenary
On Saturday 2nd May CWL ladies from around the Clifton Diocese came together at Sacred Hearts RC Church in Cheltenham to celebrate the Branch Centenary.
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National Pilgrimage to Westminster Cathedral
What a day that was! And what a sight to behold as over 1000 Catholic women responded to the invitation of Mrs Doreen Pooley, National President to gather in prayer and thanksgiving at Westminster Cathedral on June 6th.
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Women’s World Day of Prayer 6th March 2009 Papua New Guinea
On Friday 6th March over 3 million people worldwide, including many members of the Catholic Women’s League, prayed and worshipped together during an annual day of prayer, using a service prepared by Christian Women in Papua New Guinea.
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Officers’ Annual Meeting -2009
The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick inDerbyshire.
Date: February 27th – March 1st 2009
Once again, the Branch Officers got together with the National Executive. This year, Representatives from every Branch had the opportunity for prayer, for discussion and sharing of experiences, for widening their knowledge and even for testing their wit against CWL’s own Quiz Maestro, Jill Sims from Arundel and Brighton Branch.
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Catholic Women’s League Annual General Meeting Weekend, October 17th  -  19th held at the The Spa Conference Venue, Scarborough.
It was a delight to arrive in Scarborough again.  Although only 4 hours by coach from Hertfordshire it always feels like another world – kindly hoteliers, helpful shop assistants, good food and excellent prices.  And the sun was shining – as it usually does for us…click for more >

Report on 40th Anniversary of the Catholic Women of the Year Awards – Friday 10th October 2008
This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the Catholic Women of the Year Awards and a special celebratory luncheon was held on Friday 10th October at the Marble Arch Thistle Hotel in London to honour this year’s four recipients of the Award.  300 people attended….click for more >

WUCWO European Assembly – Let’s Set Women Free from Trafficking
The World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations (WUCWO) is an International Catholic Organisation and a non-governmental organisation (NGO) which gathers Women’s Catholic Organisations worldwide and which has consultative status in the United Nations, Council of Europe, UNESCO and FAO….click for more >

Unveiling of the plaque to St Margaret Clitherow 29th August 2008
On 25th March in 1586 St Margaret Clitherow was martyred in the Tollbooth on Ouse Bridge in York because she had allowed her house to be used for the shelter of priests and as a lodging place for a Catholic schoolteacher. She refused to plead at her trial, wishing, she said, to spare the jury’s conscience….click for more >

Health Matters What a brilliant weekend!
Hinsley Hall, Leeds 27-29th June 2008
The title has a double meaning. Health does matter and a huge umbrella
covers so many things concerning health. The weekend was both informative
and interesting. The speakers were not just consistently good they were all
extremely good. We learned what services are available and how they can be
accessed….click for more >