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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.
Pope Francis venerates a figurine of the baby Jesus at the beginning of Mass for the feast of Mary, Mother of God, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Jan. 1, 2022. (CNS photo/Guglielmo Mangiapane, Reuters)
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Preaching on the feast of Mary, Mother of God, Pope Francis denounced widespread violence against women.
Arts & CultureBooks
Jenny Shank
'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.
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
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.