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Supreme Court rules in favor of pregnancy protection in the workplace

Mar 28, 2015 - 06:25 am .- A recent ruling from the Supreme Court to clarify workplace protections for pregnant women will help remedy some of the pressure placed on working women to abort rather than continue pregnancies, pro-life legal experts say.

Want women's equality? Don't downplay 'feminine genius,' Holy See tells UN

Mar 23, 2015 - 03:52 pm .- The recognition of women’s special and integral role in human progress cannot overlook the dignity of women as wives, mothers and a voice for the vulnerable, a Vatican official told the United Nations this month.

Economic progress for Syria's women proves a silver lining amid war

Mar 11, 2015 - 04:32 am .- The destruction of Syria’s ongoing war has unearthed an unexpected jewel in the refugee camps of Lebanon: the chance for women to gain an education and the tools for rebuilding their homeland.

Marginalizing women leads to sterile society, says Pope

Mar 8, 2015 - 05:06 pm .- Women across the globe received a special greeting on Sunday from Pope Francis, who stressed the importance of their unique perspectives on the world.

Metal coils and furious women: The stunning controversy behind an FDA-approved birth control

Feb 20, 2015 - 04:02 am .- Perforated organs, metal coils lodged in colons, fetal disfigurement due to nickel poisoning. Chronic pain, exhaustion, bouts of depression and suicidal thoughts.  

100 babies: A women's center that helps every step of the way

Jan 25, 2015 - 02:59 pm .- Lynn Grandon kept a tally on her desk of how many babies she knew the Denver Lighthouse women’s center had helped bring into this world.  

Beauty in suffering: How one woman is fighting the stigma of therapy

Jan 4, 2015 - 08:15 am .- Maura Byrne was terrified to go to therapy for the first time.  

A new era for women's health care? This Catholic clinic hopes so

Dec 20, 2014 - 08:19 am .- While the phrase “women’s health” often conjures up images of artificial hormones, devices, and pills, one natural health care center in the Denver area is hoping to transform the way women receive care – one patient at a time.

How a modern DC art exhibit is learning womanhood from Mary

Dec 5, 2014 - 04:45 am .- A new art exhibit in Washington, D.C., hopes to revive a sense of womanhood exemplified in the Virgin Mary, as depicted by Renaissance and Baroque artists.

Roster of women increases on Vatican theological board

Sep 24, 2014 - 02:30 am .- Announced Tuesday, Pope Francis' appointments to the International Theological Commission include a greater number of women than before, and come from more diverse locales, vocations, and charisms.  

Catholic women's conference refreshes moms, forges friendships

Sep 18, 2014 - 04:22 am .- A pair of Catholic authors has found a new way to give mothers some time off while helping break the social isolation that can sometimes come with modern parenting: throw a weekend-long party just for moms.  

Church serves women 'the rest of the world has left behind'

Sep 7, 2014 - 04:32 pm .- Recent claims that the Catholic Church disregards women fail to acknowledge the Church’s critical work to support women and families around the world, say leaders in medicine, academia and global relief work.  

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.

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