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Campaign seeks to help educate escaped Nigerian schoolgirls

Aug 5, 2014 - 04:18 am .- As more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls remain missing after being kidnapped this spring, one human rights group has started a campaign to help educate those who were able to escape.

Natural Family Planning praised for respecting women, nature

Jul 31, 2014 - 04:18 am .- Catholic teaching on sexuality and fertility is being hailed as a moral alternative to hormonal birth control that embraces nature and respects the fullness of women’s lives and dignity.

Apostolate teaches women their 'irreplaceable' value, dignity

Jun 26, 2014 - 04:10 am .- In 2003, a trio of laywomen in Denver were inspired by the writings of Pope John Paul II to create a Catholic study apostolate for women.

New Pope saints credited with fostering theology of women

May 18, 2014 - 04:28 pm .- Women in the Church offered praise for the works of newly-canonized Saints John XXIII and John Paul II, saying that they set a foundation for an expanding theology of women.

China's youngest detainee decries torture of father

May 8, 2014 - 04:16 am .- Dubbed as “China’s youngest prisoner of conscience,” Zhang Anni and her sister Ruli have voiced their opposition to the government’s vicious treatment of their father, who resists the communist party.

Vatican to launch webpage detailing work of Popes on women

Apr 16, 2014 - 10:25 am .- Leading up to the canonizations of Bl. John Paul II and John XXIII, the Pontifical Council for the Laity will publish a new webpage highlighting the emphasis both pontiffs placed on the role of women.

British woman appointed by Pope to head Pontifical Academy

Apr 12, 2014 - 05:01 pm .- Pope Francis has appointed Lady Margaret Scotford Archer as president of a group of scholars dedicated to studying issues in the social sciences in order to offer reflection and advice to the leadership of the Church.

La. House passes abortion clinic regulations to protect women

Apr 3, 2014 - 03:37 pm .- The Louisiana House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved new safety regulations requiring that abortionists have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, rules which could lead most abortion clinics in the state to close.

Nun empowers Northern India's women with education, hope

Mar 13, 2014 - 04:02 am .- In a local culture prone to viewing women as property, Sister Daphne Sequeira has dedicated her life to offering education and a hopeful future to those in Northern India's rural villages.

Experts meet to consider women in the Church, world

Oct 12, 2013 - 01:03 pm .- Approximately 100 women from around the world gathered in Rome from Oct. 10-12 to discuss the “feminine genius” described by Bl. Pope John Paul II 25 years ago.  

Pope praises special roles of women

Oct 12, 2013 - 08:36 am .- Pope Francis met with experts on women’s issues today in Rome, affirming that the Church must continue to work for a more profound understanding of women and their roles.

China one-child policy denounced as violating women's rights

Aug 31, 2013 - 04:14 pm .- As stories of forced abortions continue to surface in China, a women’s rights activist is arguing that the nation’s one-child policy has widespread negative effects on the society, particularly its women.

Women say contraception mandate takes jab at motherhood

Aug 3, 2013 - 04:19 pm .- Women from around the country gathered in front of the White House on August 1 to protest national policies that are “hostile” to the ideas of family, motherhood and religious liberty.

Women in White invite Pope Francis to visit Cuba

May 10, 2013 - 12:39 pm .- The leader of the Cuban protest group Women in White said she hopes Pope Francis will visit Cuba after she had the opportunity to meet the Holy Father at a general audience in Rome.

Archbishop denounces sexual violence in war

Apr 25, 2013 - 05:12 pm .- The Holy See’s apostolic nuncio to the United Nations has called for more action to prevent “heinous acts” of sexual violence in war and other forms of conflict.

Catholic students lobby at UN commission on women

Mar 20, 2013 - 04:05 am .- Students at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio worked to educate delegates at a recent United Nations commission about the importance of life and family in protecting women’s interests.

Thousands join grassroots women's movement opposing HHS mandate

Sep 23, 2012 - 05:56 pm .- Thousands of women across the country are leading grassroots efforts to make their voices heard in opposition to the federal contraception and sterilization mandate.

Abortion rhetoric at DNC criticized for failure to respect women

Sep 11, 2012 - 02:02 am .- Through the use of degrading language and extreme claims, speakers at the Democratic National Convention failed to respect women, said a senior policy adviser for The Catholic Association.  

Woman-friendly Catholic business sues over HHS mandate

Aug 24, 2012 - 04:04 am .- A businesswoman who has filed the most recent lawsuit against the federal contraception mandate believes that the government must respect her identity as a Catholic woman as well as a business owner.

Holy See calls attention to plight of rural women

Mar 7, 2012 - 02:08 am .- In a March 6 address, the Vatican’s delegation to the United Nations highlighted the important role of women in society and advocated for the rights of suffering rural women around the world.

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