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JesuiticalOctober 01, 2021
Pope Francis looks out the window of the papal library in the Apostolic Palace into an empty St. Peter's Square April 13, 2020, after reciting the "Regina Coeli" prayer via livestream. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) 

In the first major interview of his papacy, Pope Francis said, “The challenge today is this: to think about the specific place of women also in those places where the authority of the church is exercised for various areas of the church.” Eight years later, has the place of women in the church changed—and is it enough?

This week, we talk to Colleen Dulle about the rise of women leaders at the Vatican. Are their voices being heard at the highest levels of the church? Do they feel empowered—or limited by the “stain-glassed ceiling”?

And in Signs of the Times, we speak with America’s chief correspondent Kevin Clarke about the latest crisis at the border and why Catholics should care.

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