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For women, Vatican’s new female advisory group ‘a good start’

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A new advisory group for the Pontifical Council for Culture is being hailed as the beginning of a greater representation of women in leadership at the Vatican. On March 7 the Council presented their 37-member “Women’s Consultation Group,” which they established in 2015 as a way to give women a voice in places where it

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Is the Catholic Church anti-woman? Two feminist scholars debate

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For Erika Bachiochi, the Catholic Church has been able to offer a genuine pro-woman theology which not only safeguards and protects her stance as a feminist, but also enhances her ability to be strong in all aspects of her life. Dr. Mary Anne Case would like to differ. She believes that while Catholic feminism exists,

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We’ve all got it wrong about women in the Catholic Church

When it comes to talking about women and their role in the Church, discussion tends to focus almost exclusively on getting ordained or being placed in high ranking, decision making positions. However, amid all the buzz, it’s easy to get lost in the debate and miss the fact that the entire discussion is rotating around

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Here are what your teenage Catholic daughter needs and thinks

“Does death mean that everything is just black?” “I think about what death is like sometimes time before I go to sleep.” “What is heaven actually like?” I teach girls. After four years in the classroom, I’ve learned that teenage girls love to talk about death. I can have a wonderfully planned and structured lesson

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Women hope their voices are heard at bishops’ family synod

VATICAN CITY — Women don’t have a vote at the meeting of 270 Catholic bishops on family issues that began this week, but they hope their voices will be heard. Divorce, cohabitation, and gay relationships are just some of the issues up for discussion at the Vatican synod, which continues through Oct. 24. It follows

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Canadian archbishop: Let’s allow women to be deacons

Canadian Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher of Gatineau, Quebec, said the synod should reflect on the possibility of allowing for female deacons as it seeks ways to open up more opportunities for women in Church life. Where possible, qualified women should be given higher positions and decision-making authority within Church structures and new opportunities in ministry, he

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Why women are needed to help end violence in Africa

Women are the key to reconciliation in both the family and society. This was the message given to women from nearly twenty countries across Africa who convened this week in Nairobi, Kenya for “The African Women Moving Towards the African Year of Reconciliation” conference. The three-day meeting was organized by the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences

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