I’m truly astonished, and honoured, to tell you all that I’ve been appointed by the Vatican to head a think tank on the role of women in the Church. I’m aware that there will be opposition from within the Church especially from radical feminists, and I am genuinely surprised that I’ve been chosen for such an important task. I’d appreciate your prayerful support at this time. I wanted the Catholic Truth blogging community to be the first to know this news and I’d like to thank the Vatican officials who agreed to allow me to make the announcement here, in advance of the formal communique. Obviously, I am unable to disclose much detail about my privileged new role, but I am interested to hear first hand from readers as to their thoughts about the role of women in the Church today.