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Women in the Church

 'AMERICA' MAGAZINE'S SURVEY OF WOMEN IN THE CHURCH
One of the most disturbing conclusions from the survey is that women are increasingly disengaging from the life of the Church.

 'FORGE AHEAD THROUGH HARD TIMES'
Sister Nancy Schreck, a biblical scholar and a former president of the LCWR, urged leaders of congregations of women religious not to give up as they redefine their roles in the modern church and world.

 'LET A FEMALE SPECULATE'
Full text of Sister Elizabeth Johnson’s LCWR talk.  The LCWR has for two years been the target of an investigation by the Vatican over a range of perceived problems.

 'NEVER' OR 'NEVER LIKELY'?
Putting Pope Francis' comments on women's ordination in historical context.

 'Tainted by radical feminism'? More like 'living the Gospel'
It is impossible to say you are committed to the poor and not know that two-thirds of the hungry of the world are women who get only the leftovers after their husband and children have eaten; two-thirds of the illiterate of the world are women enslaved by their lack of education as the chattel of men; two-thirds of the poorest of the poor, according to UN statistics, are women.

 12 Catholic women under 40 making a difference
To highlight the work of young women in the church, we asked contributors and readers to nominate Catholic women in the U.S. under the age of 40 whose work has greatly impressed them. Here are 12 women our judges selected that you may not have heard of, but are making a difference in the church by the work they are doing.

 18 LATIN AMERICAN FEMALE THEOLOGIANS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
A theology that dismisses the voices of Christians in the Majority World and the margins of society is a theology that ends up denying the catholicity of the church.

 A Catholic Woman's Place
A place of conviviality and inclusion where: everyone can find a seat at the table; explore issues in a calm and respectful manner; be heard and listen to others’ differing point of view; laugh, share, and inspire; and even aspire to be prophet/ess, priest/ess and king/queen, saint ... whatever Godde calls you to be.

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