Women in the Church

DeaconChat highlights women who have “considered a call to the diaconate to share that discernment with the wider church.” Screenshot from Catholicwomendeacons.org
Faith News
Their actions of several Catholic groups follow the appointment of a panel of experts set up by Pope Francis to consider the controversial question.
Pope Francis closes the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica before a Mass to conclude the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy at the Vatican Nov. 20. In concluding the Holy Year, the pope called for mercy to become a permanent part of the lives of believers. (CNS photo/Maria Grazia Picciarella, pool)
Faith Faith in Focus
Luke Hansen, S.J.June 09, 2017
Parts of us are afraid and behind locked doors. Parts of our society are afraid and behind locked doors. Parts of our church are afraid and behind locked doors.
Arts & Culture Dispatches
Judith ValenteMay 18, 2017
The women of the Redbird Writers Guild shared a common belief that writing with faithful trust can lead to transformation—their own and ultimately that of their readers.
Portrait of a Woman with a Winged Bonnet, by Rogier van der Weyden (Wikimedia Commons)
Faith Faith in Focus
Veronica Mary RolfMay 11, 2017
‘Shewings’ is the first book ever written by a woman in the English language.
Faith Features
Kerry WeberMay 05, 2017
For Catholic women experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety, faith and faith communities can be a lifeline—but also a potential source of guilt, shame or frustration.
Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsMay 04, 2017
As necessary as opposition to abortion and funding for it are, they are not sufficient pro-life goals, especially when achieving them eliminates support for other programs that support maternal health.