- Jul 26, 2021
Seven women who “applied” for ecclesial jobs traditionally open to men last month have since become icons for the different faces of the Catholic “feminist” movement, illustrating that there is no singular vision for how to achieve the more welcoming and inclusive Church they envision.
As the Pan-Amazonian synod approaches, women from several orders and organizations have banded together to demand that they be given voting rights over influential documents drafted during the meeting – a right typically awarded only to ordained men.
Women working in secular and Catholic institutions said Tuesday there’s still much to be done in terms of equal opportunities.
Women who aren’t taking part in a Feb. 21-24 summit on sex abuse convened by Pope Francis lamented the absence of more female participants during a Tuesday news conference.
A collection of some of the voices and events in and around Pope Francis’s anti-abuse summit opening on Thursday.
Rocio Figueroa, a former consecrated member of a lay movment and a survivor of sexual abuse within her institution, has called the Church out for structural habits of cover-up, and said she believes lay movements are the next frontier in abuse prevention and oversight.
Indian Cardinal Oswald Gracias, one of the organizers for Pope Francis’s February 21-24 summit on the global clerical abuse crisis, has been accused by one of his former collaborators of covering up clerical sexual abuse in his own diocese of Mumbai.
Mary McAleese, a former Irish president recently banned from speaking on Vatican grounds due to her positions on abortion rights, gay marriage and women’s ordination, says Pope Francis will face a mix a hope and skepticism when he travels to Dublin in August.