Women in the Life of the Church: A special issue of 'America'

America's special issue on women in the life of the church is now online, featuring articles by Kathleen Sprow Cummings, Kerry Alys Robinson, Helen Prejean and many others. In addition to these articles and reflections we are happy to offer this special Web only content.

Articles

At the Ambo: The unique perspective of women preachers, by Jean Molesky-Poz 

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Open the Doors: Vacant convents offer a new opportunity for service, by Karen Gargamelli
 
Paradise Lost: What happens when we dissociate love and sex? by Anna Nussbaum Keating
 

Podcast

Fighting Trafficking: An interview with Joan Dawber, S.C., the director of LifeWay Network, an organization founded to combat human trafficking by offering shelter and refuge.
 

Slideshow

 

Video

Catholic Women on Work and Faith: Three professional women discuss the role of faith in their lives. 
 
Pope Francis talks about the vocations of women.
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Boston Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley and Deacon Bernie Nojadera, executive director of the U.S. bishops' Secretariat for Child and Youth Protection, are pictured during the 2017 Catholic convocation in Orlando, Fla.  (CNS photo/Bob Roller)
“Our first job is to listen, to be empathetic,” said Deacon Bernie Nojadera, the executive director of the U.S. bishops’ Secretariat for the Protection of Children and Young People.
 In a screen grab taken from video, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks during an Aug. 14 news conference to release a grand jury on a months-long investigation into abuse claims spanning a 70-year period in the dioceses of Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Scranton, Allentown, Greensburg and Erie. (CNS photo/Reuters video)
At least 1,000 children identified in the investigation were raped in Catholic places of worship, in schools, and in diocesan owned vehicles.
Pity and punish the powerful but take no delight in their fall.
Terrance KleinAugust 15, 2018
The state’s attorney general said that his office’s two-year investigation identified 301 priests who abused children and more than 1,000 victims.