Catholic women reflect on what the pope's focus on mercy means to them.
What would it mean for Catholic women to be able to serve at the altar as deacons? Here's what these women had to say.
Some Catholics argue that there is a precedent for women to become deacons in the church.
Only bishops can vote at a synod, but about 30 women have been invited to the meeting as auditors.
We'll be inundated Pope, Pope, and more Pope 24-7 this week, as the pontiff makes his rounds in the nation's capital. Francis plans a White House visit, an outdoor mass in Washington, and a speech before Congress. He's also likely to join a rally on the National Mall.
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.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has always been a heavily male bureaucracy, and statistics released on the eve of International
The percentage of self-reported Catholic women who say they attend weekly Mass has declined significantly over the decades
Burke made waves in an interview with the head of a Catholic men’s ministry when he said that the church had become “feminized
The election of Pope Francis and early indications that he wasn't a business-as-usual pontiff was greeted with great hope that he signaled if not a revolution, at least a major leap forward for the church. One group of Catholics seems conspicuously absent from the pope's reform agenda: women.
A painful neurological disease, peripheral idiopathic neuropathy, now limits her physical activity, but for decades, Hart
"The Catholic Church: What Everyone Needs to Know" makes clear that this institution is less monolithic than it seems; no wonder the book's mantra is: "It's complicated."