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FaithShort Take
Colleen Dulle
I’ve often said that as a Catholic feminist covering the Vatican, I cannot wait until it is no longer newsworthy when women take on greater leadership roles in the church, but it is de rigeur.
FaithNews Analysis
Colleen Dulle
After nine years, Pope Francis has unveiled a major reform of the Vatican Curia—though its emphases may sound familiar.
Women religious pray during the opening Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington on Jan. 23, 2020. On Feb. 1, 2022, Pope Francis offered his prayer intention for the month of February, which he dedicated to religious and consecrated women. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
FaithLast Take
Laura Teresa Downing
A younger religious sister knows she can't recreate the community of the 1950s, but she has deep gratitude for her own formation, and excitement for what is to come.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Tania Tetlow, who in 2018 became the first woman and first layperson to serve as president of Loyola University New Orleans, is set to repeat history.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Catholic News Service
For the first time in modern church history, women have been formally installed as lectors and catechists, by a decree of Pope Francis.
Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
The Vatican has included a group that advocates for women’s ordination on a website promoting the 2023 synod, indicating that Pope Francis wants to hear from all Catholics during the process.