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Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic regulations

Jun 27, 2016

On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down a 2013 Texas law regulating the safety of abortion clinics, saying in a... Read more

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

What did Pope Francis actually say about the female diaconate?

May 13, 2016

By Elise Harris

Yesterday Pope Francis raised eyebrows around the world after declaring his openness to establishing a commission to study the female... Read more

Indian women on the streets of Jodhpur.

How Christian women suffer worse persecution than men

Apr 25, 2016

A recent global survey reveals that the rise of radical Islamic extremism is the primary reason for the persecution of... Read more

Empower women and you empower the world, Vatican tells UN

Mar 23, 2016

If diplomacy and policy-making are to be successful, all women – including those who are often left out of the... Read more

Coil spring.

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

Dec 31, 2015

By Mary Farrow

Perforated organs, metal coils lodged in colons, fetal disfigurement due to nickel poisoning. Chronic pain, exhaustion, bouts of depression and... Read more

Maura Byrne, founder of Made in His Image. Photo courtesy of Maura Byrne.

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

Dec 22, 2015

By Mary Farrow

Maura Byrne was terrified to go to therapy for the first time.  Read more

Student-organized 'Women Betrayed' rally against Planned Parenthood at US Capitol in Washington D.C. on July 28, 2015.

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

Jul 29, 2015

By Adelaide Mena

Hundreds of women – along with scores of men – gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday to... Read more

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FDA announces additional risks of Essure birth control device

Jun 28, 2015

By Mary Farrow

After receiving thousands of complaints about the adverse effects of the birth control implant Essure, the FDA announced late Wednesday... Read more

Tapestry of Sister Marie Alphonsine Danil Ghattas at St. Peter's Basilica May 16.

For Arab Christianity, new women saints give encouraging example

May 17, 2015

By Ann Schneible

The Catholic Church’s celebration of the canonization of two new women saints from Palestine on Sunday helps recognize both women’s... Read more

Pope urges bishops in African nation to oppose violence toward women

May 7, 2015

Pope Francis on Thursday encouraged Christians in the west African nation of Mali to provide a strong witness of the... Read more

Supreme Court rules in favor of pregnancy protection in the workplace

Mar 28, 2015

By Adelaide Mena

A recent ruling from the Supreme Court to clarify workplace protections for pregnant women will help remedy some of the... Read more

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

Mar 23, 2015

By Adelaide Mena

The recognition of women’s special and integral role in human progress cannot overlook the dignity of women as wives, mothers... Read more

Reem Alhaswani at a Caritas Internationalis / Voices of Faith press conference.

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

Mar 11, 2015

By Ann Schneible

The destruction of Syria’s ongoing war has unearthed an unexpected jewel in the refugee camps of Lebanon: the chance for... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in Saint Peter's Square during his General Audience on Oct 1, 2013

Marginalizing women leads to sterile society, says Pope

Mar 8, 2015

Women across the globe received a special greeting on Sunday from Pope Francis, who stressed the importance of their unique... Read more

Coil spring.

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

Feb 20, 2015

By Mary Farrow

Perforated organs, metal coils lodged in colons, fetal disfigurement due to nickel poisoning. Chronic pain, exhaustion, bouts of depression and... Read more

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

Jan 25, 2015

By Mary Farrow

Lynn Grandon kept a tally on her desk of how many babies she knew the Denver Lighthouse women’s center had... Read more

Maura Byrne, founder of Made in His Image. Photo courtesy of Maura Byrne.

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

Jan 4, 2015

By Mary Farrow

Maura Byrne was terrified to go to therapy for the first time.    Read more

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

Dec 20, 2014

By Michelle La Rosa

While the phrase “women’s health” often conjures up images of artificial hormones, devices, and pills, one natural health care center... Read more

Madonna of the Book by Sandro Botticelli. Courtesy of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

How a modern DC art exhibit is learning womanhood from Mary

Dec 5, 2014

A new art exhibit in Washington, D.C., hopes to revive a sense of womanhood exemplified in the Virgin Mary, as... Read more

Vatican City.

Roster of women increases on Vatican theological board

Sep 24, 2014

Announced Tuesday, Pope Francis' appointments to the International Theological Commission include a greater number of women than before, and come... Read more