- Dec 12, 2019
Activists supporting women’s ordination held a prayer vigil along the banks of the Tiber on Tuesday.
As Catholic women continue to push for more leadership in the Church, at least one member of the ecclesial hierarchy has said the general mindset on women must break from antiquated categories and delve into what they actually bring to the table.
About 800 people have protested gender inequality in the Catholic Church by forming a human chain around Germany’s Cologne Cathedral.
A small group of activists and academics embarked on a mission this week to dig deep into early Christian art, in search of answers on the original role of women in the Catholic Church, only two months after Pope Francis called for further study and historical data concerning the ordination of female deacons.
Pope Francis vowed Friday to combat the sexual abuse of nuns and urged religious sisters to just say no when clergy want to use them as maids.
When Pope Francis established a commission to study the issue of women deacons in 2016, no one was sure what it would do. Which might have been the point.