- Sep 24, 2020
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.
In a new interview, Cardinal Cupich defended the U.S. bishops’ zero tolerance policy.
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has said that in his view, whether the Church could ordain women as deacons remains an “open question.”
Reformers frustrated with the status quo on women in Catholicism seem to be making a strategic shift away from the debate over female priests, raising the question of what else can be done … and why hasn’t it been done already?