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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