Latest

10 Jan 2017 Articles Comments (1)

Top 7 Biblical discoveries of 2016

For every ugly moment in 2016, there were many beautiful ones. Some moments included amazing discoveries founded in Biblical moments, bringing renewed faith and…

Read more

28 Oct 2015 Americas News No comments

Hurricane Patricia befalls Mexico

Catholics in Mexico expressed their gratitude to God in a thanksgiving mass on Sunday for saving them from Hurricane Patricia. Late on October 23rd, Hurrican…

Read more

07 Nov 2015 Articles Comments (9)

5 Prayers Recommended to Combat Evil

It is important to remember that nothing is more important in combating the Evil one more than a holy well-ordered life. We recommend regular confession, Holy M…

Read more

04 May 2016 Americas Europe News United Kingdom USA Vatican Comments (1)

Priests arrested for Kidnapping and assaulting their own Bishop

The Case of Bishop Prasad Gallela of Cuddapah in India which was reported to be kidnapped and brutally beaten-up on 25th April by unknown criminals have finally…

Read more

21 Oct 2016 Uncategorized Comments (1)

The crucial importance of voting with a Christian conscience

Throw your political affiliation out the window! But you’re a loyal Democrat. Or perhaps instead, you’re a loyal Republican. Never mind that. Your political …

Read more

18 Sep 2015 News Vatican No comments

Luxembourg's premier meets with Pontiff

Pope Francis met on September 17 with Prime Minister Xavier Bettel of Luxembourg, for conversations that focused on bilateral relations, religious freedom, and …

Read more

03 Dec 2014 Q&A Comments (1)

Is lying a sin if done to protect someone from death?

Full Question Is it always a sin to lie? For example, what if the Gestapo asked me if I had seen any Jews? Does the Church teach that I should tell the Naz…

Read more

26 Feb 2016 Asia-Pacific News No comments

Zhejiang’s Christians say Cross-removal campaign, an organized and planned persecution of Christianity

In March 2013, Zhejiang provincial government launched a three-year (2013–2015) campaign to address “illegal structures." As part of this campaign, Zhejiang aut…

Read more

16 Oct 2015 Middle East - Africa News No comments

Infertility leads to trauma and broken marriages, says Nigerian bishop

Bishop says for couples in Africa the pain of childlessness is 'beyond anything I can say' Married couples need more help in dealing with infertility and chi…

Read more
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
«
»

Vatican addresses challenges women face balancing family and career life

  • Written by:
  • 1 Reply

An international seminar Sponsored by the Pontifical Council for the Laity titled Women and Work took place on the 4th and 5th of Dec in Rome. About a hundred participants from across the globe gathered to discuss the challenges professional women face trying to balance the demands between their career and family life.

The conference which marked the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Saint John Paul II’s letter to women, June 29, 1995 explored issues like; what true equality for women looks like in the workplace and the issue of gender pay gap.

Pope Francis who has often spoken on the need to protect the rights of workers, including those of women has described the gender pay gap as “a scandal".

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin sent a telegram ahead of the workshop to the participants on behalf of Pope Francis.

The message expressed the Holy Father’s hope that the symposium would “help to affirm the indispensable role of women in the family and the formation of children," and “the essential contribution of women workers in the building up of economic structures and a politics worthy of humanity, and identifying concrete suggestions and positive models for the harmonization of work commitments and family needs."

One of the participants in the workshop, Helen Alvaré, law professor at George Mason University said, “Women have access (to work) in so many parts of the world, not everywhere," she added, “yet those positions don’t take account of the jobs women prefer. Those jobs are underpaid."

Helen who is also the founder of the group “Women Speak for Themselves," pointed to the fact that women have been in the workforce outside the home for decades now, yet, almost nothing has changed. “We don’t just want to have great ideas we want to make them action, “she said.

Archbishop of Taranto, Filippo Santoro, one of the participants in the workshop, stressed on the importance of emphasizing “the richness of the female universe, which is not just for the life of the family but indicated a perspective that is true to for the whole life." He said, “We see the necessity of women in their condition can work, but not as an alternative of her natural characteristic which is the capacity to form a family,"

 

 









wpsd_autopost:
1

1 comment

  1. Linda Bodisch Reply

    Read the Bible, women were doing it in Biblical times, nothing new. You do what you have to do to take care of the family God blesses you with. Godly women understand this. She rises early to take care of things and goes to bed late finishing things……God will bless them mightily!

Leave a Reply

  1. most read post
  2. Most Commented
  3. Choose Categories