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Tania Tetlow named Fordham University’s first lay woman president
Michael J. O’Loughlin
February 10, 2022
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.
Pope Francis installs women as lectors and catechists
Catholic News Service
January 23, 2022
For the first time in modern church history, women have been formally installed as lectors and catechists, by a decree of Pope Francis.
Vatican includes women’s ordination group on synod website
Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
January 20, 2022
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.
Pope Francis on New Year’s Day: “To hurt a woman is to insult God.”
January 01, 2022
Preaching on the feast of Mary, Mother of God, Pope Francis denounced widespread violence against women.
Arts & Culture
Review: Two new novels show the hidden lives of nuns
December 03, 2021
'Matrix' and 'Agatha of Little Neon' differ in their historical settings, but they both center on women perceiving the ways of the world with absolute clarity, realizing the extent of their power and deciding to use it for the good of others.
An Italian nun is now the highest-ranking woman at the Vatican
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
November 04, 2021
Pope Francis has appointed Sister Raffaella Petrini, an Italian member of the U.S.-based Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist, to be secretary-general of the office governing Vatican City State.
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