Posts Tagged ‘Women’

India wants to ban confessions to protect women Comments 0

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Church leaders are resisting India’s National Commission for Women’s call to ban confessions. The women’s group says it has proposed the ban because information disclosed in confessions is being used to blackmail the women who confessed it. There should be a federal inquiry into into complaints of rape and sexual assault involving priests, the group Read more

Is feminism really just masculinism? Comments 0

Monday, July 23rd, 2018
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All my adult life, I have lived like a man. Enough. As a girl back in the 1970s, strong women surrounded me. My mother, my grandmothers, my four aunts, my great-grandmother and my countless great-aunts were all uninfected by the feminist belief that they were failures unless they replicated their husbands’ paid work. These were Read more

Pope’s views on homosexuality and women should change Comments 0

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

The Pope’s views on homosexuality and women should change, says former Irish President Mary McAleese. Focusing on homosexuality, she says she cannot go to the World Meeting of Families when the Pope visits Ireland in August, as it does not include LGBTI people. In her view, the Church’s “evil” teaching on homosexuality gave rise to Read more

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