Posts Tagged ‘Women in the Catholic Church’

More to Catholic women than deacon question, says Professor Renée Köhler-Ryan

Monday, November 27th, 2023

The first assembly of the Synod on Synodality saw a number of world firsts, perhaps none more surprising than the inclusion of 54 women as voters in what had, until now, been a synod exclusively of bishops. One of them was Sydney’s Professor Renée Köhler-Ryan, National Head of the School of Philosophy and Theology at Read more

Female president-delegate presides at Synod of Bishops

Monday, October 16th, 2023

The first female president-delegate has presided at a Synod of Bishops assembly. Sister Maria de los Dolores Valencia Gomez (pictured) says her inclusion in the role at the Synod on Synodality shows the Church “has… something that places all of us at the same level”. Gomez led the Synod on Synodality assembly Friday morning in Read more

Lay Catholics, including women, can hold Vatican leadership roles

Monday, March 21st, 2022
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Pope Francis has overhauled the Vatican’s central bureaucracy, dramatically expanding the number of top leadership roles lay Catholics, both men and women, can hold. On Saturday, Francis issued a new constitution for the Vatican’s central administration, known as the Curia, stating that any baptised lay Catholics can head Vatican offices. For centuries, male clerics have Read more

Giving women a greater role in the Catholic Church

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

“I’m not angry,” says Catherine Ulrich. “I just want things to move.” Ulrich works for the Catholic Diocese of Lausanne, Geneva and Fribourg (LGF) in Switzerland and is a member of the Network of Women in the Church. She’s one of the figures of the women’s movement in French-speaking Catholicism who are calling for more Read more

Catholic Church has no future without women

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

The Catholic Church has no future without women, Catholic journalist Joanna Moorhead said at an International Women’s Day webinar on Monday. “We are talking about the survival of the Church,” Moorhead said. Whether women have a future in the Church is no longer a women’s issue but an issue for everyone, Moorhead told the 200 Read more