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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

Women from across the nation relax and dance during the Edel Gathering conference in Austin, TX. Photo courtesy of Hallie Lord.

Catholic women's conference refreshes moms, forges friendships

Sep 18, 2014

By Hillary Mast

A pair of Catholic authors has found a new way to give mothers some time off while helping break the... Read more

Women in Rwanda tend a community garden with techniques taught by Catholic Relief Services.

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

Sep 7, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Recent claims that the Catholic Church disregards women fail to acknowledge the Church’s critical work to support women and families... Read more

Campaign seeks to help educate escaped Nigerian schoolgirls

Aug 5, 2014

As more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls remain missing after being kidnapped this spring, one human rights group has started a... Read more

Natural Family Planning praised for respecting women, nature

Jul 31, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Catholic teaching on sexuality and fertility is being hailed as a moral alternative to hormonal birth control that embraces nature... Read more

Terry Polakovic, co-founder of Endow.

Apostolate teaches women their 'irreplaceable' value, dignity

Jun 26, 2014

In 2003, a trio of laywomen in Denver were inspired by the writings of Pope John Paul II to create... Read more

The images of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II hanging from the facade of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 25, 2014.

New Pope saints credited with fostering theology of women

May 18, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Women in the Church offered praise for the works of newly-canonized Saints John XXIII and John Paul II, saying that... Read more

Zhang Ruli (L) and Zhang Anni (R) speak with CNA on May 5, 2014

China's youngest detainee decries torture of father

May 8, 2014

By Elise Harris

Dubbed as “China’s youngest prisoner of conscience,” Zhang Anni and her sister Ruli have voiced their opposition to the government’s... Read more

Ana Christina Villa works on the webpage containing Bl. John XXIII's writings on women

Vatican to launch webpage detailing work of Popes on women

Apr 16, 2014

By Elise Harris

Leading up to the canonizations of Bl. John Paul II and John XXIII, the Pontifical Council for the Laity will... Read more


British woman appointed by Pope to head Pontifical Academy

Apr 12, 2014

Pope Francis has appointed Lady Margaret Scotford Archer as president of a group of scholars dedicated to studying issues in... Read more

Katrina Jackson (D), the Louisiana state representative who authored and sponsored the bill.

La. House passes abortion clinic regulations to protect women

Apr 3, 2014

The Louisiana House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved new safety regulations requiring that abortionists have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals,... Read more

Young professional women walk along the street in Bangalore, India.

Nun empowers Northern India's women with education, hope

Mar 13, 2014

In a local culture prone to viewing women as property, Sister Daphne Sequeira has dedicated her life to offering education... Read more

Participants in the Oct. 2013 Vatican women's conference.

Experts meet to consider women in the Church, world

Oct 12, 2013

Approximately 100 women from around the world gathered in Rome from Oct. 10-12 to discuss the “feminine genius” described by... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims druing his general audience on Sept. 25, 2013.

Pope praises special roles of women

Oct 12, 2013

Pope Francis met with experts on women’s issues today in Rome, affirming that the Church must continue to work for... Read more

Reggie Littlejohn. Photo

China one-child policy denounced as violating women's rights

Aug 31, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

As stories of forced abortions continue to surface in China, a women’s rights activist is arguing that the nation’s one-child... Read more

Women Speak for Themselves rally.

Women say contraception mandate takes jab at motherhood

Aug 3, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Women from around the country gathered in front of the White House on August 1 to protest national policies that... Read more


Women in White invite Pope Francis to visit Cuba

May 10, 2013

The leader of the Cuban protest group Women in White said she hopes Pope Francis will visit Cuba after she... Read more

Security Council members vote during a session on April 25, 2013.

Archbishop denounces sexual violence in war

Apr 25, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

The Holy See’s apostolic nuncio to the United Nations has called for more action to prevent “heinous acts” of sexual... Read more

Opening of 57th Session of Commission on Status of Women on March 4, 2013 at UN Headquarters in New York.

Catholic students lobby at UN commission on women

Mar 20, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

Students at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio worked to educate delegates at a recent United Nations commission about the... Read more

Women protest the Obama administration's contraception mandate.

Thousands join grassroots women's movement opposing HHS mandate

Sep 23, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Thousands of women across the country are leading grassroots efforts to make their voices heard in opposition to the federal... Read more