It is impossible, Holy Father, to be serious about doing anything for the poor and at the same time do little or nothing for women.
The question of women's leadership has long been a contentious issue in the Catholic Church. While Francis has changed the tone of the Church through his messages and actions, when it comes to women, many people agree: Pope Francis isn't perfect.
The conference's aim is to unpack "women's cultures" with four sessions looking at the meaning of equality versus difference
“My initial reaction was one of disbelief. I'm having a hard time understanding why the presence of girls on the altar is
Q: Do you see a bit of misogyny in the background (of your references to women mainly as mothers and wives rather than leaders
Pope Francis, I am confident you understand the hopes you are raising. As you dip your toe in the river of spiritual healing and change, I pray that you will not lose courage, or just be swept away, but you will stand for justice.
Until the history of institutional misogyny is addressed, moves of openness toward gay people cannot amount to very much: no institution solves a tangential psycho-sexual malady as it "shuts the door" on its root sexual prejudice.
Margaret Farrell prefers not to comment on the Vatican's actions, she rather focuses on getting teenagers off the street, but she knows some of the prejudices only too well. If Sister Margaret is a radical, we need more radicals.
Fr. Roy faces expulsion from his Catholic community, Maryknoll, for refusing to recant his belief that women can and should be allowed to become priests.
The pimping of children and the readiness to sacrifice them on the altar of Vatican public relations, the fear and distrust of women, and the compulsory celibacy for priests -- are all interrelated.
Cantalamessa talked about the need to end violence against women, which is crucial, but he did so without any acknowledgment of the Church's own culpability in the abuse, endangerment, and intimidation of women.