Pope asks for “heroic love” to defend all life as German Catholic women blame Church intransigence for stoking unrest, insist “abortion is not a crime”
On gender equality, “numbers alone are not enough”: insists Vatican representative to OSCE Monsignor Janusz Urbańczyk
Association of Catholic Priests says English Standard Version Bible uses gender-exclusive language such as “man”, “mankind” and “brothers”
Constance Vilanova pins blame for aggressions against female religious on “clericalism” which treats priests like “princes”
“Women will continue to be discriminated against” as long as “hierarchical, kyriarcal and priestly” Church persists, warns Colombian academic Isabel Corpas de Posada
“Where are the signs of openness, of the end of a clerical self-segregation?”, wonders the “All Women Apostles!” collective
Junia was described by St. Paul as “prominent among the apostles” but was airbrushed from later Church tradition
“If people of a different skin colour were treated so ignorantly and arrogantly, then this would be racism. If you treat the other person like that because she is a woman, then what are you: Catholic!”
“Same old moth-eaten” arguments against women deacons, priests and bishops “far from convincing”, decries Dresden academic Julia Enxing
Compulsory clerical celibacy “has done a great deal of harm”, laments Spanish-French cleric Christina Moreira
Scholar John Wijngaards clears up Novena concerns of cissexism in his new book ‘What they don’t teach you in Catholic college. Women in the priesthood and the mind of Christ’
“The proposed solution of ‘fraternity’ as an antidote to inequality simply does not get to the root of gender injustice”, decries Women’s Ordination Conference
“We must promote the integration of women in the places in which important decisions are taken”, insists Francis at the Angelus
Nun: “We need the women’s priesthood today: we cannot postpone it to Saint Never’s Day”
New Archbishop of Zaragoza laments Church’s “clumsiness” in reforming itself: “The Church is like a Titanic and she needs time to make the reforms she has to make”
A German priest has gone viral with a sermon backing the ordination of women and the blessing of gay couples and blasting Catholic “bouncers”.
After individual meetings over the past month with the Pope’s nuncio in Paris, Frenchwomen aiming to shatter the stained-glass ceiling and access traditionally male-only Catholic roles have shared their dream of an “egalitarian Church truly inspired by the message of Christ”.
“There can be no renewal of our relationship with nature without a renewal of humanity itself.”
The struggle of women to occupy important positions in the Church took an important step forward this Friday when the last of seven women “apostles” who are asking for equal treatment in the Church in France was received by the apostolic nuncio in that country, Celestino Migliore.
“Please don’t pretend to be synodal if you are unprepared to actually listen”, Catholic women have told the Pope ahead of the publication this weekend of his new encyclical with the “sexist” title ‘Brothers all’.
In a High-level meeting at the UN, the Holy See has decried the “dehumanisation, violence and brutality” suffered by women and girls worldwide.
“Why are bishops, cardinals and popes afraid of women in the ministry?”, a theologian has asked.
In 2012 Fr Tony Flannery was punished by the C.D.F. for publishing articles about the ordination of women, the priesthood and LGBTQ+ people. Since then he has been removed from public ministry.
A former Irish president has blasted the “self-serving… little old men” running the Church, warning them “people are walking away” from Catholicism “in droves”.
German Catholic women have demanded that their bishops address the power imbalance in the Church, denouncing that in Catholicism “we women are still a long way from being where we belong”.
500 Catholic women worldwide have clamoured in an online liturgy for women’s ordination, hearing a sermon that asked: “What have we done with the God of Mary’s Magnificat?”
As Catholics working together for a renewed Church, we stand proudly in solidarity with Irish Redemptorist Fr. Tony Flannery in the face of continued threats and bullying from the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) over his support for women’s ordination and the full dignity of LGBT+ persons.