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Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 15. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Jan 11, 2021 / 04:05 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis issued a motu proprio Monday changing canon law to allow women to serve as lectors and acolytes. In the motu proprio “Spiritus Domini,” issued on Jan. 11, the pope changed canon 230 § 1 of

CNA Staff, Aug 26, 2020 / 02:50 pm MT (CNA).- Giving women the right to vote was a “landmark achievement” worthy of celebration, the bishops of Maryland said in a statement on the 100th anniversary of the signing of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which granted women

by Susie Bergman For nearly a century, a large group of Dayton-area Catholic women have been united under one mission: to find a need within their community and fill it. The Dayton Catholic Women’s Club is a diverse, philanthropic organization with nearly 400 members who enthusiastically respond to a variety

Young women who discerning a call to the consecrated life are invited to dinner with Archbishop Dennis Schnurr and vocations directors from a variety of women’s religious orders present in the archdiocese. Pastors, campus ministers, youth ministers, and friends are encouraged to register with interested women.

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY — The General Synod of the Church of England voted July 14 to authorize the ordination of women as bishops and approved motions pledging to respect and work with people who believe that, theologically, the vote was a mistake. Before the vote,