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Attendees at the 2019 GIVEN Forum, which met at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. Photo

Forum forms women in leadership, dignity, faith

Jun 17, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The 2019 GIVEN Catholic Young Women’s Leadership Forum, which met last week, convened more than 100 professional Catholic women in... Read more

Closeup shot of a woman holding her hands together and praying over an open Bible.

New Catholic group aims to form next generation of women leaders

Sep 12, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

The GIVEN Institute hopes to shape a new generation of Catholic leaders through a program of faith formation, mentoring, and... Read more

In Europe, Catholics and feminists unite against surrogacy

Apr 1, 2017

Reproductive issues often leave Catholics and secular feminists at odds, but a recent anti-surrogacy conference in Rome has created an... Read more

In new book, millennial Catholic women chat faith, life and dating

Jul 25, 2016

Megan Finegan and Kaylin Koslosky are not theologians, journalists, or youth ministers. But the 22-year-old friends believe that they can... Read more

What challenges do women face at work? The Vatican takes a look

Dec 8, 2015

By Ann Schneible

A two-day Vatican workshop over the weekend explored the unique challenges faced by women as they balance work with family... Read more

Women in prayer.

Women are irreplaceable in passing on the faith, Pope says

Jan 26, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Women in the family have a crucial role in transmitting the faith from one generation to the next, said Pope... Read more

 Lucia Scaraffia reads the special insert on the Theology of Women in L'Osservatore Romano, April 7, 2014.

Vatican newspaper gives voice to women in the Church

May 22, 2014

The co-founder of a monthly insert on women's issues in the Vatican newspaper says its pages offer a valuable platform... Read more

A rose with St. Peter's Basilica in the background.

Women's dynamic service to Church celebrated at Vatican

Mar 11, 2014

On March 8, dozens packed into the Vatican's tiny San Carlo Cinema for what was hailed as a “unique storytelling... Read more

LA editorial wrong on birth control, Catholic women charge

Feb 6, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

Women medical experts, theologians and writers joined voices in rejecting a Los Angeles Times editorial by a prominent birth control... Read more

Author Marge Fenelon.

Author points to Mary as inspiration, help for modern moms

May 11, 2013

Although motherhood is both misunderstood and undervalued in modern culture, Mary's intercession and example of holiness can help restore the... Read more

A screenshot of the Obama campaign's Lena Dunham ad.

Catholic analyst reacts to Obama campaign's new 'anti-woman' ad

Oct 26, 2012

A nonpartisan political analyst says Obama’s new ad featuring a young woman describing her “first time” voting for the president... Read more

A panel of the authors of the new book "Breaking Through: Catholic Women Speak for Themselves" speaks at the Oct. 16, 2012 book launch in Washington, D.C.

Catholic women tell how they found freedom in Church teaching

Oct 17, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A new book written by Catholic women describes personal journeys of discovering that although Church teaching on important issues can... Read more