Women in the Life of the Church: A special issue of 'America'

America's special issue on women in the life of the church is now online, featuring articles by Kathleen Sprow Cummings, Kerry Alys Robinson, Helen Prejean and many others. In addition to these articles and reflections we are happy to offer this special Web only content.

Articles

At the Ambo: The unique perspective of women preachers, by Jean Molesky-Poz 

Open the Doors: Vacant convents offer a new opportunity for service, by Karen Gargamelli
 
Paradise Lost: What happens when we dissociate love and sex? by Anna Nussbaum Keating
 

Podcast

Fighting Trafficking: An interview with Joan Dawber, S.C., the director of LifeWay Network, an organization founded to combat human trafficking by offering shelter and refuge.
 

Slideshow

 

Video

Catholic Women on Work and Faith: Three professional women discuss the role of faith in their lives. 
 
Pope Francis talks about the vocations of women.

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At Rome's Basilica of St. Bartholomew, a shrine to modern martyrs, Pope Francis presided over an evening prayer service April 22, honoring Christians killed under Nazism, communism, dictatorships and terrorism.
The conference brought together six lay people from different countries “to reflect on the post-synod apostolic exhortation that has aroused grave perplexities and widespread unease in numerous components of the Catholic world.”
Gerard O'ConnellApril 22, 2017
These photos, patches of uniforms and drawings create a piecemeal account of life at Dachau during and after the war.
Teresa DonnellanApril 21, 2017
Demonstrators march during a Feb. 25 rally organized by Catholics Against the Death Penalty in Southern California (CNS photo/Andrew Cullen, Reuters).
Christianity is not a relic laid in a museum; it is not a book entombed in an archive. It lives in the living people of God.
John T. Noonan, Jr.April 21, 2017