Women's Issues

The Editors May 23, 2019
The ongoing political crisis is the persistent failure of Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood to settle the abortion question and the failure of the Supreme Court to offer any sign that these cases ever will.
Pope Francis greets a nun during a meeting with 850 superiors general on May 10, 2019, at the Vatican, who were in Rome for the plenary assembly of the International Union of Superiors General. (CNS photo/Vatican Media via Reuters)
Gerard O’Connell May 10, 2019
“In regard to the diaconate we must see what was there at the beginning of revelation, if there was something, let it grow and it arrives, but if there was not, if the Lord didn’t want a sacramental ministry for women, it can’t go forward.”
Outrage is the order of the day, and we see evidence of this everywhere. But Rebecca Traister wants to point out the productive power of anger as well.
Olga Segura March 29, 2019
This week, we talk with Matias Benitez and Matt Chen, the founders of HeForShe, a feminist club at Regis High School.
An extraordinary minister of the holy Eucharist distributes Communion during Mass at Transfiguration Church in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, N.Y. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Michael J. O’Loughlin January 22, 2019
According to a report released by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University on Jan. 22, just 33 percent of bishops in the United States think the church “should” ordain women as deacons.
Brandon Sanchez January 20, 2019
In cities across the country, local activists marched in support of a progressive agenda centered on economic justice, racial justice and immigrant rights.