Posts Tagged ‘Women and Church’

Barring women as leaders in church may be bad for their health

Thursday, April 29th, 2021
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Going to church is generally touted as good for the soul. But there is also evidence church attendance can be good for your health — unless, that is, you are a woman at a church that bars women from preaching or other leadership roles. A new study published in the American Sociological Review has found Read more

Pope calls for more female leadership in the church

Thursday, October 15th, 2020
Pope calls for more female leadership in the church

Pope Francis used his post-Angelus remarks to call for more female leadership in the church. He would like women to “participate more in areas of responsibility in the church.” “Today there is a need to broaden the spaces for a more incisive female presence in the church,” he said on October 11, “because in general Read more

Renaissance nun’s Last Supper painting hidden for 450 years

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Around 1568, Florentine nun Plautilla Nelli—a self-taught painter who ran an all-woman artists’ workshop out of her convent—embarked on her most ambitious project yet: a monumental Last Supper scene featuring life-size depictions of Jesus and the 12 Apostles. Read more Related Posts:Black Jesus painting to go in one of UK’s oldest cathedralsHow Jesus became whiteWoman Read more

How can the church honour women?

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

According to the Gospel, the first person to encounter the risen Christ is the female disciple Mary of Magdala, also known as Mary Magdalene. John recounts the amazing story in the Gospel passage proclaimed at Easter Sunday Mass: “On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the Read more