Posts Tagged ‘Women’

In Sweeden God is woman Comments 0

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020
God is woman

Her white clergy robes flowing behind her, Sandra Signarsdotter walks down the aisle of Stockholm’s Gustaf Vasa church greeting parishioners, a ritual of hers and a familiar sight in Sweden, where women now outnumber men as priests. In the Scandinavian country, often hailed as a champion of gender equality, the statistics are clear. As of Read more

Women’s Ordination Conference surveys Catholic women in lay ministry Comments 0

Thursday, August 27th, 2020
womens ordination

University of Chicago Divinity School student Rebecca MacMaster entered seminary out of a desire to make the Catholic Church “the best it can be” and to answer a calling to teach and work in college or parish ministry. “My Catholic identity is so important to me, and it informs so much of how I interact Read more

Arms trade is killing thousands of women and children Comments 0

Monday, August 10th, 2020
arms trade

The drums of war are beating ever louder as arms traders supply weapons for war in the Middle East while the superpowers line up in confrontational posturing in a show of might and military power. “Might is right” is the thinking behind the three biggest military powers vying for prestige and power in the world. Read more

Pope appoints two women to positions in Vatican library and financial authority Comments 0

Monday, June 15th, 2020

The Holy See Press Office on Friday announced papal appointments to two positions in the Vatican. Pope Francis appointed Dr. Raffaella Vincenti as office head of the Vatican Apostolic Library. Dr. Vincenti had previously served as secretary of the Library. Pope Francis also named Professor Antonella Sciarrone Alibrandi as a Member of the managing board Read more

Spearheading transition to a gender appropriate Catholic Church Comments 0

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Though 500 years have passed since the Protestant Reformation began in the eastern German town of Wittenberg, traditional and conservative Catholics find themselves eyeing the German church with concern once again. The country’s Catholic bishops recently launched a two-year summit aimed at “newly assessing” long-held Catholic beliefs on sexuality, love and priestly life, including how Read more

Four new appointments to Pontifical Council for Culture, all women Comments 0

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

Pope Francis has made four new appointments to the Pontifical Council for Culture. All are women. Sr Dominica Dipio, MSMMC, professor of literature at the Makerere University of Kampala, Uganda; Sr Mariella Mascitelli, PDDM, an architect specialising in architecture and art for the liturgy, Italy; Maud de Beauchesne-Cassanet, head of the Department of Religious Art Read more

No to lay clerical attitudes, yes to more women in Vatican Comments 0

Monday, November 18th, 2019
clerical

Pope Francis, Saturday, again lamented the clerical attitudes of some lay people in ministry. He made the comment in the Vatican and at a meeting with the Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life. Francis said the purpose of creating the dicastery is to promote the care of family and the mission on the laity, Read more

Women insist that equality should mean the right to vote Comments 0

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Catholic women attending the summit of bishops at the Vatican on the Amazon region praised the climate of inclusivity and openness ushered in by Pope Francis but insisted that equality demands they also have a right to vote. “As many other religious women, we believe we have come to the point that our superior generals Read more

Population control isn’t the answer to climate crisis Comments 0

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

“If we can get rid of enough people,” the El Paso terrorist wrote in his grotesque manifesto, “then our way of life can be more sustainable.” His bigoted rampage left little doubt who he meant by “we” and “our way of life.” The eco-fascism of the far-right couches its racist intent as concern for the Read more

Women in the Church: What has been is not what need be Comments 0

Monday, July 29th, 2019
churches

Can you say where in the Gospels Jesus institutes the presbyterate (priesthood) and the deaconate? Hint: nowhere. St. Paul mentions deacons along with bishops in his letter to the Christians of Philippi. Later, in the first epistle to Timothy, Paul (or more likely someone writing in his name) talks of the qualifications for those ministries. Read more