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Women in the Catholic Church

Franciscan Nun Breaks Glass Ceiling

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.08.2014 | Religion

The Vatican has nominated Sister Mary Melone, a Franciscan nun, to serve as rector of the Pontifical University Antonianum. She will be the first woma...

A Woman's Defense Of Pope Benedict XVI

Helen Alvare | Posted 04.13.2013 | Religion
Helen Alvare

I wince every time I hear a drive-by commentator on Benedict XVI refer to him as narrow or "hard-line" or "conservative," as if political boxes or strictly worldly categories could capture what is true about this man, or about the contents of the Catholic faith.

Celebrating Hildegard Of Bingen, Doctor Of The Church, Herald Of The Divine Feminine

Matthew Fox | Posted 12.15.2012 | Religion
Matthew Fox

The current anti-woman pope has declared Hildegard, a nature-based mystic and a fighter for justice inside and outside the church, a herald of the Divine Feminine to a patriarchal world and church, a Doctor of the Church. Do we have the courage to listen to her?