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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.
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.