Women's Issues

The church teaches that sterilization is morally unacceptable, but a hysterectomy could be if the uterus could not sustain a pregnancy, according to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Women who worked in Ireland's "Magdalene laundries" but were denied compensation under the state's Magdalene Restorative Justice program have won their long-running battle to have their applications reassessed.
Activists march holding a banner that reads in Portuguese “Black women against racism, genocide and femicide. Our lives matter,” during a demonstration to mark International Women’s Day, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on March 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Filipe Domingues December 19, 2018
Ms. Morais’s death is a notorious example of an everyday horror in Brazil and other Latin American states: the crime of femicide. In 2017 at least 2,795 women were victims of femicide in 23 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
America This Week November 14, 2018
This week's guest is Joe Hoover, S.J.
Kaya Oakes November 09, 2018
Feminism is both necessary for being a Catholic woman and one of the reasons you will be tested as a Catholic feminist.
Elizabeth Grace Matthew September 28, 2018
The various arguments around Little Women have long boiled down to: does the novel empower women, or does it oppress them?