The Military Council of Catholic Women-Worldwide connects, unites, and inspires U.S. military-affiliated women to grow in their faith. As a non-profit subsidiary of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), MCCW works with military chapels across the globe, and at nearly 220 U.S. military installations, to form women in spirituality, leadership and service.
MCCW-Worldwide is recognized and endorsed as the official women’s organization within the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA. MCCW women support their military parish communities in ministry and collaborate with the chaplains according to Vatican II document, Decree on Bridging of the Laity. In his message to women, Pope Paul VI, at the solemn ceremonies marking the end of the Second Vatican Council said
“…the hour is coming, in fact has come, when the vocation of women is being achieved in its fullness, the hour in which woman acquires in the world an influence, an effect and a power never hitherto achieved. That is why, at this moment, when the human race is going so deep in transformation, women impregnated with the spirit of the gospel can do so much to aid mankind in not falling. Women, you who know how to make the truth sweet, tender, and accessible, make it your task to bring the spirit of this council into institutions, schools, homes, and daily life.”
In response to the decree, MCCW- Worldwide strives to provide the processes and programs to put this message into effect.