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Pope Francis orders change to canon law, women may now formally...

VATICAN CITY   -- Recognizing "the gifts of each baptized person" -- women and men -- Pope Francis ordered a change to canon law and...

Papal first: Pope Francis names seven women to Congregation for Institutes...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis named six superiors of women's religious orders, a consecrated laywoman and the superior of the De La Salle Christian...

Women active in Walking with Purpose Bible study say they have...

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Women participating in the Walking with Purpose Bible study program at Catholic parishes around the country reported the courses have had...

U.S. men and women religious superiors favor women deacons, study says

WASHINGTON – A new study by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University surveyed men and women religious superiors in...

Using women, trampling on their dignity is a sin, pope says

VATICAN CITY — Exploiting women or treating them like objects is a sin against God, Pope Francis said. “There is a rage against women, terrible...

Poverty, violence hinder progress for many women, says nuncio at U.N.

UNITED NATIONS — Conditions in many parts of the world force women and girls to bear the burden of carrying out everyday chores for...

The intellectual and spiritual power of women in the early church

Catholic News Service There’s an old saying, “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.” When I grew up, women were often not given their...

Pope Francis consoles women rescued from sex traffickers

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Continuing his Year of Mercy practice of going one Friday a month to visit people facing special struggles, Pope...

Christians should apologize for fostering hostility toward gay people, pope says

Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM ARMENIA — Catholics and other Christians not only must apologize to the gay community, they must ask...

Vatican newspaper runs articles on possibility of women preaching at Mass

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, published several commentaries reflecting on the possibility of allowing laypeople, including women, to preach...

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