- Jan 25, 2020
For those in Rome who follow Francis closely, the revelation that an 83-year-old Argentinian male has a temper wasn’t exactly a thunderclap.
Pope Francis on New Year’s Day apologized for his “poor example” the night before, when he angrily slapped the hand of a woman in the crowd in front of St. Peter’s Basilica attempting to draw the pontiff to her.
Pope Francis began 2020 with a bang on Wednesday, issuing a harsh condemnation of violence against women, insisting that how society treats women and their bodies is a measure of its level of humanity.
Nine months after the high-profile departure of the best-known in-house critic on women’s issues, the latest edition of a supplement dedicated to women’s issues published by the Vatican’s newspaper suggests that it hasn’t lost its critical edge.
The National Council of Catholic Women was established in Washington by the U.S. bishops in 1920. In a nod to those roots, the NCCW will hold its centennial convention in the Virginia suburbs of the nation’s capital next summer.
Several nuns serving women and girls in conflict areas have said that in their view, while seeking greater recognition and leadership in the Catholic Church is important, women’s empowerment is more than simply trying to move up, but is about encouragement at the local level.