Posts Tagged ‘Women’

Women’s probability of being in poverty more than doubles after separation

Thursday, June 16th, 2022

When a heterosexual relationship breaks down, women are at a much higher risk of falling into poverty than men – especially if they have children to care for. Our new research suggests that while a breakup, on average, reduces men’s disposable household income by 5%, on average women’s household income decreases by almost 30%. We Read more

I was a McAuley High School student. It was no ‘joke’.

Thursday, May 26th, 2022
McAuley High School

Over the weekend, as Australia elected a new prime minister and Beauden Barrett landed a drop goal to secure the Blues a win against the Brumbies, a clip from an Australian podcast went viral on TikTok. On the latest episode of Jordan Simi’s Grouse & A Few Reds podcast, released on May 20, the topic Read more

Women Cardinals

Thursday, April 28th, 2022
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Pope Francis is reorganizing the Vatican Curia — the church’s administrators and his senior staff — and may name new cardinals in June. Francis’ new apostolic constitution, “Praedicate Evangelium” (“Preach the Gospel”), issued last month, noted that the heads of dicasteries and other offices that manage the church need not be ordained. This highlighted Francis’ Read more

Girls education a challenge in post-Covid Asia

Thursday, April 28th, 2022
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If girls education makes societies stronger, more peaceful and prosperous, then the chances of Asia achieving those goals have become more distant with the coronavirus pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, girls’ enrollments in school had seen significant improvements in Asia. But with the pandemic, those gains have been wiped out. UNESCO estimates that about 24 Read more

Supreme Court nominee cannot define the word woman

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

In the USA ,at the confirmation hearing for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson,  Sen. Marsha Blackburn asked President Biden’s nominee to the  Supreme Court to define the word “woman.” I can’t — ” Jackson replied. During his presidential election campaign  Biden promised that if elected, he would nominate the first Black woman to the supreme court. Read more

Women symbolise Ukraine’s strength, courage

Monday, March 21st, 2022

Women symbolise Ukraine’s strength with the way they courageously face adversity, says the leader of Ukraine’s Catholic Church. They can be seen praying for peace, defending their nation, staying behind to care for loved ones, mourning loss and death, and fleeing to bring their children to safety all symbolise hope for Ukraine, says Archbishop Sviatoslav Read more

Allowing hope, inspiring trust, binding wounds weave relationships

Monday, February 21st, 2022

Dear Pope Francis, ‘The purpose of the Synod, and therefore of this consultation, is not to produce documents, but to plant dreams, draw forth prophecies and visions, allow hope to flourish, inspire trust, bind up wounds, weave together relationships, awaken a dawn of hope, learn from one another, create a bright resourcefulness that will enlightened Read more

Excluding women from ordained ministry is a form of abuse

Monday, February 21st, 2022
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We live in a world where, sadly, abusive behaviour is rife. Whether it be physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, or any other form of abuse, it needs to be called out at every level. It is usually perpetrated by men against women, precisely because they can. Physical strength, the male combative nature and patriarchal cultures all Read more

Ordaining women to the priesthood will not fix the church’s institutional problems

Monday, October 11th, 2021

When the Catholic Church officially addresses the question of whether women can be ordained to the priesthood, as it did in “Ordinatio Sacerdotalis,” the answer is generally something along the lines of: “It can’t be done.” To the modern ear that “can’t” is jarring. After all, the history of humanity is very much a history Read more

Disrupting hierarchies not enough for women

Monday, September 27th, 2021

In Pope Francis’ vision for the future of the Catholic Church, bishops will no longer make decisions alone but in dialogue and discernment with the faithful in their community. The new, expanded two-year process to prepare for synods will begin in October and promises to flip the power structures in the church. When it comes Read more