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“Women do now walk the corridors of the Vatican”

Catholic peer Baroness Nuala O’Loan tells conference ‘Women and the Catholic Church’ there is “change afoot” in the Church in relation to women.

2018.10.31.

Religious superiors seek greater role for women at Synod of Bishops

Two groups representing nearly a million members of male and female religious orders plan to present Pope Francis with a proposal concerning women’s role at future synods.

2018.10.17.

A female first: Catholic universities choose woman as their president for next three years

Accepting the post, Dr Capeloa Gil said she would “work to make the power of the few the strength of the many”.

2018.07.31.

VoF question if Vatican is serious about women in leadership roles

“We call on the Vatican to publicly announce any vacancies, openly list required qualifications for vacant positions and implement transparent selection and hiring policies.”

2018.07.11.

Pope Francis “has gradually been putting women into positions of power”

Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life tells Intercom "the Roman Curia is overloaded with clerics, and it shouldn’t be like that.”

2018.07.10.

McAleese’s ‘misogynistic’ challenge deserves a hearing, says Archbishop of Dublin

The most significant negative factor that influences attitudes to the Church in today’s Ireland is the place of women in the Church – Diarmuid Martin.

2018.03.11.

New study on the experiences of Christian women in ministry

The 29 women who participated in the study said they “felt privileged to serve God and the people in their care”.

2018.03.06.

Focus Ireland reveals number of women affected by homelessness doubles

Latest figures show women now account for 42 per cent of the number of adult homeless and this has increased from 34 per cent over the last two years alone.

2017.03.25.

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly believes Permanent Diaconate will benefit Church

“It is going to become more and more a normal feature of life ... because many of those ordained will be coming in contact with us at funerals and weddings, baptisms, etc.”

2017.02.19.

97 of 100 proposals approved at Limerick Synod

“We are all energised by this process. What it said to us was that the Church here in Limerick knows that there has to be change.”

2016.04.11.

Pope Francis to wash the feet of 12 refugees

A change in the rules made at the request of the Pope means women may now officially be among those whose feet are washed.

2016.03.23.

Pope decrees women’s feet can be washed

Change has been made in order that the Holy Thursday liturgy “might express more fully the meaning of Jesus' gesture in the Cenacle ... His limitless charity.”

2016.01.22.

Pope praises women of Paraguay at Caacupe

In his homily at the shrine of the Virgin of Caacupe, the Pope linked his admiration of Paraguayan women with his devotion to Our Lady.

2015.07.12.

Abortion drone is a “cheap publicity stunt”: PLC

“Every other day, there seems to be a new set piece stunt from a different pro-choice group, all with the goal of pushing for more abortion in Ireland.”

2015.07.07.

A reasoned No vote is not homophobic

"What will happen will be determined exclusively by the courts and we know from past experience that test cases can produce unexpected results” - Archbishop Martin.

2015.05.20.

Women entering UK convents hits 25 year high

From a low point of 7 in 2004, the numbers have steadily increased to a high point of 45 in 2014.

2015.04.23.

Conference focuses on role of women in Church

Rome Synod ought to be addressing issues such as the child sex ratio in India and interfaith marriages according to Dr Astrid Lobo Gajiwala.

2015.04.19.

Pope affirms women on International Women’s Day

Two projects whose work benefits women and their communities receive ‘Women: Sowers of Development’ prize at Vatican event.

2015.03.09.

Outrage at Vatican’s choice of image

Headless woman, with no arms or legs, and in bondage, produced by artist interested in sadism selected by Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture.

2015.02.05.

Pope notes role women can play in theology

Pontiff invites International Theological Commission “to draw greater profit from this specific contribution of women to the understanding of the faith.”

2014.12.06.

Survey shows majority want women deacons

Two spokespeople for lay reform groups urge Irish bishops to call a national assembly to discuss the role of women in the Church.

2014.10.31.

Church must involve itself in debates on the family

Archbishop Martin speaks in defence of the family as a fundamental institution within society.

2014.06.15.

Women must have expanded presence in the Church

Mary, Pope Francis underlines, will show women the path to understanding their role within society.

2014.01.26.

Women must be more involved in Church’s decision-making

"We must discover ways and structures to do so," Bishop Brendan Leahy suggests.

2013.12.14.

Future Primate pays tribute to the women of Ireland

15,000 pilgrims in Knock for Feast of the Assumption and the Consecration of Ireland.

2013.08.16.
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