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May 4, 2019 - 05:00 am .- They were founded three decades ago in southern Sudan, and named the Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary. But in a region dramatically affected by the South Sudanese civil war, they are usually known by the bright color of their habits. To most who know them, they are the “Blue Sisters.”
Apr 22, 2019 - 05:05 am .- Pope Francis said Monday that the resurrection of Christ is the most shocking event in human history.
Apr 22, 2019 - 03:00 am .- “What makes Blessed is She different is that it’s not about one person, there is no cult of personality. It’s all focused on Christ.”
Mar 31, 2019 - 04:13 am .- Women leaving prison can face numerous challenges – from finding housing and employment despite a criminal record to repairing relationships with family members and friends.
Mar 27, 2019 - 01:11 pm .- Police are investigating an incident in Edmonton, Canada, after a posse of elderly women beat back a priest attacker with their walking canes.
Mar 26, 2019 - 06:36 pm .- The founder and entire editorial board of a women’s magazine published by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano have quit over claims of control and disagreements about the hiring of women with different editorial views.
Oct 25, 2018 - 12:54 pm .- Women, including religious and consecrated women, have had an active role in the 2018 synod of bishops: they have listened to the synod’s discussions, spoken on the floor of the synod hall, and participated in small discussion groups of synod participants.
Sep 18, 2018 - 06:00 pm .- Increasing the role of women in screening and training priests is among the steps that should be taken to prevent future sex abuse, said Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.
Aug 30, 2018 - 01:21 pm .- A group of lay Catholic women have written an open letter to Pope Francis, demanding that he answer the questions raised by the recent allegations in the letter from former U.S. nuncio Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò.
Jul 25, 2018 - 03:59 pm .- Ginny Kochis never expected to feel resentment toward a child--let alone a child of her very own.
Jun 20, 2018 - 03:01 pm .- In an interview with Reuters, Pope Francis said more space has to be created for women to take on leading roles in the Roman Curia, but that priestly ordination is not an option.  
Jun 19, 2018 - 02:09 pm .- This month, hundreds of women will attend a pro-life conference aimed at empowering women through a uniquely pro-life approach.
Jun 15, 2018 - 07:09 am .- In his daily homily Friday, Pope Francis issued a scathing critique of the ways in which women are often exploited and mistreated - whether it be through a revealing television ad, or when getting a job is contingent on sexual favors.
Jun 1, 2018 - 04:43 pm .- Fifty years after the sexual revolution promised female empowerment through casual sex “without consequences,” scholars are looking into the far-reaching social effects of that revolution.  
Mar 18, 2018 - 03:41 am .- An Uruguayan non-profit organization called “Godmothers for Life” has been serving mothers in crisis pregnancies for more than 17 years, working out of a facility at Saint Jerome Chapel in Montevideo. 
Mar 9, 2018 - 09:55 am .- A women’s conference in Rome this week called for changes in Church teaching that organizers say would promote equality, but the head of a Catholic women’s organization cautioned that true equality must adhere to truth.
Mar 2, 2018 - 10:31 am .- On Friday, Pope Francis continued his surprise “Mercy Friday” initiative with a visit to a home that keeps children with their mothers, who might otherwise be separated because of imprisonment.
Nov 7, 2017 - 07:16 am .- On Tuesday the Vatican announced Pope Francis’ appointment of two lay women – experts in bioethics and canon law – as the first two under-secretaries of the mega-dicastery for Laity, Family and Life.
Sep 13, 2017 - 09:30 am .- One of the key talking points in the latest round of meetings for the Pope's Council of Cardinals was the selection of personnel in the Roman Curia, with an emphasis on making it more international, with a higher number of young people and women.
Jul 24, 2017 - 03:13 am .- For some, it was a health-conscious decision. For others, it was environmental. For still others, it was faith-based.