- Mar 31, 2020
Almost 200 people filled the Driscoll Hall Auditorium on Villanova University’s campus Jan. 29 looking to deepen their understanding about global perspectives on the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church.
According to Kerry Robinson, who’s long been a leading voice in the Catholic Church in the United States, women should be in positions of leadership in the Church, not because they deserve it, but because the Church would benefit fully from what women have to offer.
The storytelling event took place at the heart of the Vatican on the UN-sponsored International Women’s Day. Father Arturo Sosa, Superior of the Jesuits and key-note speaker, said: “If we are honest, we acknowledge that fullness of women’s participation in the Church has not yet arrived.”
For the fourth year in a row, on March 8 women from all walks of life will gather at the heart of the Vatican to explore the role they have not only within the Church but also in society, particularly in peace-building initiatives. Chantal Gotz, the event’s main organizer, said that it’s being put together with the support of Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State.