Women in the Church

Pilgrims hold candles and pray while maintaining social distancing at the Marian shrine of Fatima in central Portugal Oct. 12, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. (CNS photo/Pedro Nunes, Reuters)
Ricardo da Silva, S.J. October 19, 2020
Catholic women theologians said that they were tired of hearing words promoting women in the church without accompanying actions that place women in the clear leadership roles.
Cardinal Luis Ladaria, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and Father Tony Flannery (CNS photo/Paul Haring/CNS photo/Irish Catholic)
Gerard O’Connell September 22, 2020
The C.D.F. said today: ‘We did everything possible to dialogue with Father Flannery. It wasn’t always easy.’
A Catholic sociologist has said that if women were allowed to participate in governmental affairs in Africa, their input would have an impact on how the pandemic and its associated problems are handled.
Gerard O’Connell August 06, 2020
These appointments are a further indication of the pope’s determination to give more responsibility to women in the Vatican in positions that do not require ordination.
Colleen Dulle July 22, 2020
What does the Vatican document on parish life mean for Catholics in the pews?
Catherine R. Osborne July 17, 2020
"The Laywoman Project" is a book primarily about changing concepts of women’s vocation during that rapidly moving decade.