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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...

Role of women, diversity in unity among issues debated at synod

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Several women participating in the Synod of Bishops on the family said they are encouraged that their views are...

Women should be full participants in life of the church, Pope...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Saying he knows the history of the subjugation of women continues to have a negative impact on how women...

Vatican panel to discuss challenges women face in society and church

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Violence against women, cultural pressures regarding women’s physical appearance, attitudes that subjugate women or that ignore male-female differences and...

Women hand down the faith, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Why is it that mostly women are the ones who hand down the faith generation after generation, Pope Francis...

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