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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.
FaithShort Take
Susan A. Ross
Rosemary Radford Ruether, who died on May 21, deliberately lived both within the Catholic tradition and on its margins.
FaithFaith in Focus
Britt Luby
My journal lists the names of 19 children this year who died after I spoke with their crying mother, their weary father.
FaithYour Take
Our readers
Readers respond to story about the future of women in the church in light of a new constitution for the Roman Curia.
Phyllis Zagano
If the main duty of a cardinal is to be an adviser to the pope, and there is no ordination required, it could make sense to restart the tradition of lay cardinals—and include women in the mix.
FaithThe Word
Jaime L. Waters
April 17, 2022, Easter Sunday: Mary Magdalene is called to preach not because she was first on the scene, but because of her openness to hearing and answering Jesus' call.