Posts Tagged ‘Women’

Interfaith dialogue and women’s struggle for equality Comments 0

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Interfaith dialogue shows many similarities between the three major Abrahamic faiths. Jews, Christians and Muslims share a common belief in one God, share common characters, like prophets, angels and Satan and similar codes of morality, social responsibility and accountability. They also exclude women from religious and spiritual leadership. Read more Related Posts:Interfaith dialogue features in Read more

Power in the Church: Women have always had it Comments 0

Thursday, November 16th, 2017
Elizabeth Scalia

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd took the occasion of his triumphant visits to Cuba and the United States to refer to His Holiness as “the perfect 19th-century pope”, largely because he seems disinterested in creating female priests. In her piece, Dowd’s assertions often lack context and the column itself is not particularly interesting, but it was Read more

Vatican official – end sexist attitudes Comments 0

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

A Vatican official says sexist attitudes must change and women should be recognised as having equal worth as men and be allowed to fully exercise their human rights. This is an increasingly urgent issue because of the “resurgence of divisions in today’s world,” Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic told the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva.   Read more

More youth, women needed in Curia say cardinals Comments 0

Monday, September 18th, 2017

The Pope’s Council of Cardinals says the Roman Curia needs to be more international and include more young people and women. Commonly referred to as the “C9,” the group was established by Pope Francis after his election as Bishop of Rome in 2013 to advise him in matters of Church governance and reform. Read more Read more

Pope condemns chauvinism, physical violence, wants respect for women Comments 0

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Pope Francis condemned “verbal and physical violence towards women” and called for “respect” for them at a Mass he was celebrating during his visit to Columbia last week. Colombia’s mainly Catholic population is known for its macho culture and high levels of gender violence. During his homily that was repeatedly interrupted by applause, Francis asked Read more

The living wage – is Church shortchanging workers? Comments 0

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Is it too much to ask the Church to pay its workers a living wage? According to Valerie Schultz, while the church relies on volunteers in many instances, certain jobs require steady commitment and extensive training, which must be compensated. Paying the people who provide these services is a matter of economic justice. Schultz says Read more

New Swedish cardinal wants women advisors Comments 0

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

The new Swedish cardinal, Anders Arborelius, has suggested Pope Francis consider creating a special advisory body of women. Their role would be similar to that of the College of Cardinals and would offer more opportunity for women’s leadership in the church. Francis made Arborelius Sweden’s first cardinal in a consistory on Wednesday. He said he Read more

Old injustices against women in mega churches in Africa Comments 0

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Adoley and her husband Mike (not their real names) attend one of Ghana’s mega churches. Both are university graduates. She is a seamstress and owns a small retail shop. He is an accountant. The couple live with Mike’s family, where Adoley sometimes feels she’s blamed for the couple’s childlessness after having three miscarriages. When they Read more

Feminists debate – is the church anti-woman? Comments 0

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Feminists slugged out the question: is the Church anti-woman? at the Aquinas Institute for Catholic Thought’s 10th annual Great Debate in Boulder, Colorado, last week. Dr. Mary Anne Case, a law professor at the University of Chicago, answered in the affirmative, while Erika Bachiochi, a visiting fellow at the University’s Ethics and Public Policy Center, Read more

Vatican’s first female-only association gets the nod Comments 0

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

The Vatican’s first female-only association has been formally approved as a Vatican association. Donne in Vaticano (“Women in the Vatican”) is open to all 750 women working for the Holy See and its attached institutions. So far about 50 women have joined. Women make up about a fifth of the Vatican workforce. Most of them Read more