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Pope Francis meets with former prostitutes assisted by the Pope John XXIII Community in Rome Aug. 12, 2016.

Pope Francis says exploiting women is a 'sin against God'

Jun 15, 2018

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily Friday, Pope Francis issued a scathing critique of the ways in which women are often exploited... Read more

In an age of #MeToo, women take a ‘second look’ at the sexual revolution

Jun 1, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Fifty years after the sexual revolution promised female empowerment through casual sex “without consequences,” scholars are looking into the far-reaching... Read more

Pregnant woman.

'Godmothers for Life' serve vulnerable moms in Uruguay

Mar 18, 2018

An Uruguayan non-profit organization called “Godmothers for Life” has been serving mothers in crisis pregnancies for more than 17 years,... Read more

Dialogue must serve truth, Catholic leader says in response to women's conference

Mar 9, 2018

By Elise Harris

A women’s conference in Rome this week called for changes in Church teaching that organizers say would promote equality, but... Read more

Pope Francis at Leda’s House on March 2, 2018.

Pope Francis makes surprise visit to mothers, children at detention home

Mar 2, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Friday, Pope Francis continued his surprise “Mercy Friday” initiative with a visit to a home that keeps children with... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his Oct. 1, 2014 general audience.

Pope names two laywomen to key positions in Vatican's family office

Nov 7, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Tuesday the Vatican announced Pope Francis’ appointment of two lay women – experts in bioethics and canon law –... Read more

A view of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica from the Vatican's Apostolic Palace.

Council of Cardinals says more youth, women needed in Roman Curia

Sep 13, 2017

By Elise Harris

One of the key talking points in the latest round of meetings for the Pope's Council of Cardinals was the... Read more

The Pill.

NFP: It's not just a Catholic thing anymore

Jul 24, 2017

For some, it was a health-conscious decision. For others, it was environmental. For still others, it was faith-based.  Read more

Catholic women's conference to be held in New Mexico

Jul 21, 2017

The Women of Grace apostolate will mark 30 years at its national conference this year, an event which aims to... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Oct. 1 2014.

Women play a key role in interfaith dialogue, Pope says

Jun 9, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Friday Pope Francis said women have an essential role to play in interreligious dialogue given their natural ability to... Read more


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

Jun 8, 2017

By Ann Schneible

What started as a means to liberate women seems to have taken an ironic twist.  Read more

Women's March.

Feminists and pro-lifers can join forces – and why they should

Apr 22, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

On a Monday evening in Washington, D.C., well over a hundred women – and a few men too – gathered... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Oct. 1 2014.

Without women, there is no harmony in the world, Pope Francis says

Feb 10, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

A woman’s value is not based on her material accomplishments, but simply in the beauty and harmony she brings to... Read more

Role of women a priority for Irish bishops during Vatican talks

Jan 24, 2017

By Elise Harris

The Irish bishops are just finishing up their first ad limina visit to Rome in 10 years – a time... Read more

Does defunding Planned Parenthood really threaten women's health?

Jan 18, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Congressional plans to strip Planned Parenthood of federal dollars have gained considerable media attention in recent weeks, leading to speculation... Read more

Mother and child.

How a simple idea helped 7,000 homeless pregnant women

Dec 23, 2016

Christopher Bell was in his twenties and living in Times Square when he heard something that sounded like the voice... Read more

How the hook-up culture is making women miserable

Nov 10, 2016

Leah Fessler considers herself a feminist.  Read more

Why Catholic thinkers say the push for contraception is stale

Sep 21, 2016

By Adelaide Mena

Modern-day imperialism. Harmful to women. A failed promise. These are the ways that leading Catholic scholars described contraception – and... Read more

Pilgrims from a Cameroon chiefdom at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 21, 2016.

How Catholics brought women's equality to a Cameroon clan

Sep 21, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

A region of Cameroon that traditionally believed women to have no value now sees them as equal to men, thanks... Read more

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

Jul 22, 2016

The National Basketball Association’s decision to pull its all-star game from Charlotte, North Carolina over the state’s bathroom bill has... Read more