Women in the Church

Gerard O’Connell January 15, 2020
The pope has named Francesca Di Giovanni, an Italian lay woman, to be the second undersecretary of the secretariat’s Section for the Relations with States.
"Women and Francis" is the theme of the January 2020 issue of Women-Church-World, a monthly supplement to L'Osservatore Romano. It was released Dec. 28.
Douglas J. Cremer December 20, 2019
The clergy need to rethink our approach to ministry through wide research and consultation among women of diverse ethnicities, languages, sexual identities and classes.
A woman holds a sign in support of women deacons as Pope Francis leads his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Nov. 6. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Micah D. Kiel December 18, 2019
The synod on the Amazon has again raised the possibility of women deacons. The New Testament gives us a model and precedent, writes Micah D. Kiel of St. Ambrose University, by the name of Phoebe.
Mary Szybist December 13, 2019
A poet reflects in the 2019 George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize essay.
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Simcha Fisher December 03, 2019
Hint: Most of them are just ‘regular Catholics wanting to deepen their devotion.’