Our Mission:

The National Council of Catholic Women acts through its members to support, empower, and educate all Catholic women in spirituality, leadership, and service. NCCW programs respond with Gospel values to the needs of the Church and society in the modern world.

Stand with Cathy for Conscience Rights! ACTION ALERT!

Cathy Cenzon-DeCarlo, RN, was forced by her employer to participate in a late-term abortion against her deeply-held pro-life beliefs – a major violation of her conscience rights!
Urge Congress to support the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act (ANDA) today! Go to: www.usccb.org/conscience.

The National Council of Catholic Women are one of the signers on a letter sent to House leadership from the USCCB on November 5, 2015 regarding the ANDA. Read the letter here! 

Join your Council Sisters on a Pilgrimage to France,
April 2-10, 2016

This once-in-a-lifetime spiritual journey will visit holy sites in France beginning in Paris and ending in Lourdes.

Price of $2,995 includes round trip airfare from New York JFK, hotels, baggage handling, bus, tour guide, daily breakfast and dinner as well as daily Mass with the NCCW Spiritual Advisor Fr. James Stembler. Gratuities total of $125 will be added. Space limited to 40 participants who should be able bodied as European countries are usually not handicapped accessible. Download the itinerary or request a copy by emailing hseward@nccw.org. Questions? Contact Sheila Hopkins at ssnowhop@gmail.com. 



One Member - One Chance

Want to attend next year’s convention for free?
Every member who signs up a new individual NCCW member, gets a chance to win a full registration including banquet and hotel (4 nights) for the 2016 Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana plus up to $400 to cover your expenses for travel. The more new members you sign up, the more chances you have to win! This is your chance to share your love of NCCW with other women and have a chance to win a fully paid registration for the 2016 NCCW Convention. MUST use this form for the contest and be sure to put your name and email as submitted by.

Send payment and form to NCCW by May 15, 2016.


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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Nearly 1 out of every 4 U.S. women are the victims of severe intimate partner violence, accord-ing to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Women are much more likely to be victims of intimate partner violence with 85% of domestic abuse victims being women. Violence of any kind—physical, sexual, psychological or verbal—is never justified. NCCW joins other advocates in promoting Domestic Violence Awareness Month by announcing our new resource, Women Healing the Wounds, available in both English and Spanish.


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November 13, 2015

The Bishops' Call to Prayer   

The U.S. Catholic Bishops invite the faithful to pray and fast for the renewal of a culture of life and marriage, and for the protection of religious liberty. 

Learn more at the 
Call to Prayer website. (Spanish)

Join the 
Call to Prayer Facebook page.


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One Member - One Chance Form
(Adobe PDF File)

WUCWO Prayer for Dialogue

We are all members of His holy body, the hands, the feet, the voice and face of Jesus. As we dialogue with our sisters and brothers in Christ, let us be open to them, sharing their joys and sorrows. Guide us as we learn from the wisdom of each other. Help us to accept others and their differences. Pope Francis tells us that dialogue is necessary for peace in the world. As women of hope and sowers of peace, in Jesus’ name, we pray for that dialogue.  

2015 Resolution Action Points

By using even just one suggestion for each Resolution, you will be part of the effort to support, empower, & educate our Catholic women. Learn more here. Be The Voice! 

NCCW Resources, Programs, and Partners

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NCCW 2015 Annual Convention Wrap-up

The NCCW 2015 Annual Convention was a great success! Thank you to all our attendees - members, spiritual advisors, sponsors, exhibitors, and guests for making our 95th birthday unforgettable. We look forward to seeing all of you again next year in Indianapolis! 


Save the Date!

2016 NCCW Convention
Sept. 7 – 10, 2016
Indianapolis, IN