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Why Catholic thinkers say the push for contraception is stale

Sep 21, 2016 - 04:03 pm .- Modern-day imperialism. Harmful to women. A failed promise. These are the ways that leading Catholic scholars described contraception – and said the Church is right to warn against it.

How Catholics brought women's equality to a Cameroon clan

Sep 21, 2016 - 03:03 pm .- A region of Cameroon that traditionally believed women to have no value now sees them as equal to men, thanks to a lay Catholic apostolate in the area.

Are we less free than a 1950s housewife? A look at contraception

Sep 16, 2016 - 03:02 am .- What started as a means to liberate women seems to have taken an ironic twist.

NBA 'unreasonable' in moving All Star game from North Carolina

Jul 22, 2016 - 02:49 pm .- The National Basketball Association’s decision to pull its all-star game from Charlotte, North Carolina over the state’s bathroom bill has drawn criticism from those who say the decision is hypocritical.

An overwhelming response to women's Catholic health care

Jul 3, 2016 - 03:37 pm .- In the year and a half since it opened, Bella Natural Women’s Care has served the needs of some 1,700 women in Denver.

Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic regulations

Jun 27, 2016 - 08:06 am .- On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down a 2013 Texas law regulating the safety of abortion clinics, saying in a 5-3 decision that it put an undue burden on a women’s right to an abortion.

Hook-up culture is making women miserable, study finds

May 20, 2016 - 12:02 am .- Leah Fessler considers herself a feminist.

What did Pope Francis actually say about the female diaconate?

May 13, 2016 - 04:55 am .- Yesterday Pope Francis raised eyebrows around the world after declaring his openness to establishing a commission to study the female diaconate, but a careful look at his full response is less of a shocker, and points to nothing new.

How Christian women suffer worse persecution than men

Apr 25, 2016 - 04:48 pm .- A recent global survey reveals that the rise of radical Islamic extremism is the primary reason for the persecution of Christians around the world – and many of the victims are women.

How a simple idea helped 7,000 homeless pregnant women

Apr 11, 2016 - 02:39 pm .- Christopher Bell was in his twenties and living in Times Square when he heard something that sounded like the voice of God.

Empower women and you empower the world, Vatican tells UN

Mar 23, 2016 - 03:06 am .- If diplomacy and policy-making are to be successful, all women – including those who are often left out of the conversation – must have a voice in the process, a Holy See representative told the U.N.

Metal coils and furious women: The story behind a controversial birth control

Dec 31, 2015 - 05:35 pm .- Perforated organs, metal coils lodged in colons, fetal disfigurement due to nickel poisoning. Chronic pain, exhaustion, bouts of depression and suicidal thoughts.

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

Dec 22, 2015 - 04:59 pm .- Maura Byrne was terrified to go to therapy for the first time.

'Women Betrayed' by Planned Parenthood speak out against abortion giant

Jul 29, 2015 - 04:10 pm .- Hundreds of women – along with scores of men – gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday to protest what they see as betrayal of the nation’s women at the hands of Planned Parenthood.  

FDA announces additional risks of Essure birth control device

Jun 28, 2015 - 04:39 pm .- After receiving thousands of complaints about the adverse effects of the birth control implant Essure, the FDA announced late Wednesday that it has updated the list of risks and complications associated with the device, and that a public hearing would be held Sept. 24 to evaluate the product.

For Arab Christianity, new women saints give encouraging example

May 17, 2015 - 06:38 pm .- The Catholic Church’s celebration of the canonization of two new women saints from Palestine on Sunday helps recognize both women’s important role in Arab culture and Arabs’ important role in Christianity.

Pope urges bishops in African nation to oppose violence toward women

May 8, 2015 - 12:56 am .- Pope Francis on Thursday encouraged Christians in the west African nation of Mali to provide a strong witness of the family, and exhorted their bishops to give special attention to the situation of women there.

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.

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