Tagged: Women in the Church

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Pope Francis takes concrete steps for women in the Church

“The challenge today is this: to think about the specific place of women also in those places where the authority of the church is exercised for various areas of the church.” Pope Francis said these words in his famous September...

Pope Francis takes concrete steps for women in the Church
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Spiritus Domini: Development in Continuity

The recent news of Pope Francis’s surprise motu proprio Spiritus Domini inflamed old debates about feminism and women’s ordination. Responses in Catholic media have ranged from rather bland “nothing to see here” commentary focused on the historical development of the...

Spiritus Domini: Development in Continuity
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God’s Mother and Ours

There is a picture by the Russian painter Nicholas Roerich called “The Mother of the World.” First executed in 1924 and then painted again in 1937, the image shows a haloed woman enthroned on some sort of mountaintop, wearing a...

God’s Mother and Ours