Tagged: Women in the Church

Are women deacons in the Church’s future?

“I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon of the church at Cenchreae, so that you may welcome her in the Lord as is fitting for the saints, and help her in whatever she may require from you, for...

Are women deacons in the Church’s future?

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

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