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sister sits alone in a pew
FaithFaith in Focus
Sherryl White
’The air was still. The silence felt like a cloak enfolding the room.‘
six sisters of charity stand in a chapel with the altar behind them, they are women in their 70s and wear regular clothes, not habits
Luis Andres Henao - Associated Press
The Sisters of Charity of New York is on a path to completion after numbers have dwindled in recent years. But the sisters are facing trying times with joy.
Women leaders, who were part of a delegation to Rome with Catholic Extension, stand at the beginning of a news conference at the Vatican April 27, 2023. Pictured from left to right are: Melva Arbelo; Sister Carol Keehan, a Daughter of Charity; Teresian Sister Clarice Suchy; Sister Norma Pimentel, a member of the Missionaries of Jesus; Sister Fatima Santiago, a member of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary; Sister Marie-Paule Willem, a Franciscan Missionary of Mary; and Jean Fedigan. (CNS
FaithFaith in Focus
Jill Rice
I am usually not one to call for big changes or support radical ideas. If the church has worked this way for 2,000 years, I used to think, who are we to change it now?
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.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
For the first time in the history of the synod, Pope Francis has given women the right to vote and has also made a radical change to the membership of the Synod of Bishops on Synodality.
seven young people sit around in chairs talking to each other in a courtyard area inside a building
Michael J. O’Loughlin
With church leaders slated to meet in October for the next phase of the Synod on Synodality, the bishops conferences of the U.S. and Canada released a report summarizing the virtual meetings conducted with lay and ordained Catholics earlier this year.