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  • The Vatican opens the door to a debate on women’s roles in the Church and the world

    • Mar 9, 2015

    ROME — Marking the United Nations-sponsored International Women’s Day, the Vatican opened its doors for a conference Sunday to ponder the role of women, both those who work at the grassroots fighting poverty and slavery, and those pushing for greater gender equity within the Catholic Church. In the words of

  • Pope calls on youth to lead fight against human slavery

    • Nov 16, 2014

    ROME — Pope Francis has appealed for a committed fight against modern slavery, asking youth in particular to play an active role against a booming illegal industry of trafficking in human beings. “Collaborating with this cause is not enough for a Christian,” the pope said in remarks to a Rome

  • St. Paul, slavery, and homosexuality

    • Nov 6, 2014

    Margery Eagan, the spirituality columnist at The Boston Globe’s Crux website, posed a question about homosexuality in this column. Listening to the reading at Mass last week from Ephesians, Margery heard St. Paul say, “Slaves be obedient to your human masters with fear and trembling.” The priest explained that times

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