Posts Tagged ‘Women’

Pan-Amazonian synod to discuss women’s, married men’s ministries Comments 0

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Next year’s Pan-Amazonian synod will cover issues including the environment, evangelisation and the possibility of opening official ministries to women and married men. The synod will be called “Amazonia: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology.” At a press conference about the synod’s preparatory document, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri said: “We don’t want Read more

18th-Century woman who loved calculus and God Comments 0

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Maria Gaetana Agnesi was an 18th-century mathematician who became the first woman to write a major calculus textbook. In 1739, she told her father she wanted to become a nun. He balked, but agreed to let her spend more time studying mathematics and theology. Agnesi never entered a convent, but she also never married or Read more

Women’s role in church life needs deeper reflection Comments 0

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Women’s role in church life will be given greater focus thanks to an amendment Pope Francis has made to the statutes of the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life. He has added a reference to the dicastery’s responsibility for promoting deeper reflection on the role of women in the church and society. “The dicastery Read more

How dare Kate Middleton look great just after giving birth Comments 0

Monday, April 30th, 2018
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Don’t pile pressure on women to look ‘authentic’ just after they have given birth. How disappointing that some people criticised Kate Middleton for looking “unrealistic” when she emerged, with Prince William and new baby, Louis Arthur Charles, for the press photocall. It seems that some people wouldn’t have been satisfied unless Middleton had come staggering Read more

Three women appointed to Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Comments 0

Thursday, April 26th, 2018
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Pope Francis has made an historic decision to appoint women to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. They are the first females members and the first non-clerics to be appointed to the Congregation. The three women appointed are: Linda Ghisoni, who is a professor of canon law at the Pontifical Gregorian University and an Read more

Women, peacemaking and conflict prevention Comments 0

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Women’s voices must be integrated into all aspects of conflict prevention, peacekeeping and post-conflict operations, Archbishop Bernardito Auza says. Auza is the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in New York. Read more               Related Posts:One in nine of us lacks basic foodArchbishop backs global Read more

Synod on women’s role in the Church Comments 0

Monday, April 16th, 2018

A synod on women’s role in the life and mission of the Church has been proposed. The proposal is contained in a statement approved by the Pontifical Commission for Latin America’s plenary assembly. The Commission, which includes 22 Latin American cardinals and bishops, said it was both possible and “urgent” to increase opportunities for women Read more

Holiness: Women are there Comments 0

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

The first thing that jumped out at me in Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation on holiness, Gaudete et exsultate, is how much he has put women in the foreground. Women are usually in the background of papal statements, if they appear at all. Not here. They are upfront and visible. Right at the outset (para 3), Read more

Remembering the women of the Mau movement in Samoa Comments 0

Monday, March 12th, 2018

To mark International Women’s Day on Thursday night, Newshub broadcast a montage of inspirational women to the tune of I Am Woman. While women from around the world and Pākehā New Zealand women were included, Māori women were not. Nor were Samoan women. The fact that Joan of Arc — a woman from 600 years ago Read more

Pope must develop a credible strategy to include women Comments 0

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Ireland’s former president wants Pope Francis to develop a credible strategy to include women at every level in the Catholic Church’s global structure. Mary McAleese says women’s exclusion from decision-making roles “has left the church flapping about awkwardly on one wing.” Read more Related Posts:Vatican bans Mary McAleese from women’s day conferenceMore youth, women needed Read more