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FaithFaith and Reason
Carolyn Weir Herman
The Synod on Synodality is good news for all the baptized, and in particular, it is good news for women.
a blurry young woman in a scarf sits on a bridge and looks at st peters basilica in the distance
FaithShort Take
Katie Owens Mulcahy
The movement for restoring women to the diaconate is steeped in love and faith, not activism or anger. It is not just a “women’s issue” but a human issue.
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A number of responses to Pope Francis' interview with five representatives of America Media on Nov. 22, 2022 centered on the question of women's ordination and women's roles in the church. Here are five responses.
It’s no secret that the priesthood in the United States is aging, quickly. But what if part of the solution to the priest shortage is actually ordaining more older priests?
A woman holds a sign reading “Women for Deacons” as Pope Francis leads his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Nov. 6, 2019.
FaithFaith in Focus
Anna Keating
Many people who oppose the idea of women as deacons fear that the potential candidates aren’t faithful Catholics. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
Sarah Vincent
Even though women make up more than half of U.S. Catholics and 80 percent of lay ecclesial ministers, a new report found that Catholic women still struggle to have their contributions recognized.