Jan. 2, 2017
Although from the outside the Roman Curia, the body that directs the Catholic Church, appears to be made up solely of ecclesiastics – that is to say obviously men – many women work in it too. However they are invisible and have no voice when the time comes for making decisions because, with very few exceptions, they have only subordinate roles.More Articles PDF
Dec. 1, 2016
Nov. 2, 2016
The Greeks called her Mnemosyne. She was the goddess of memory, the goddess who kept the memory of human beings active, making them retain whatever she wished. We have chosen to dedicate this issue of women church world to activities which are exactly the opposite of Mnemosyne’s: to the evil art of forgetting, in its historically most frequently practised manifestation, namely the art of forget...More Articles PDF
Oct. 1, 2016
Rape is one of the most effective war weapons and this is why the practice of it is so widespread. It is also a type of violence which not only has an immediate effect on the present in the course of wars but also makes its consequences felt for a long time after them. We might say that it mortgages the future. A Congolese sister who works offering help to women rape victims in her country expl...More Articles PDF
Sept. 1, 2016
Before addressing what today is a new and urgent topic – and that is, what can be the place of women today in society, in the family, in the Church – we must ask ourselves what the specificity of being female consists of. In the two previous issues of our monthly we examined the socially accepted – and not only biological – meanings of motherhood, that is to say as an ability to care for people...More Articles PDF
July 1, 2016
Reconciliation is a subject whose roots are to be found in our recent past in the mass genocides and exterminations of the 20th century, but also in the present day which is no less anguished and in need of renewing bonds and of rebuilding hopes. There has been much work done on reconciliation, which is something more than peace-making, since it is the re-elaboration of it at a higher level and...More Articles PDF
June 1, 2016
To seek to delve a little more deeply into investigating female identity: this is the goal that we are setting ourselves in the next three issues of women church world. Our investigation can only start from the heart of the difference, motherhood, considered in this issue as the capacity for caring that women know how to exercise in all environments, in private as well as in public life.More Articles PDF
May 2, 2016
April 1, 2016
March 1, 2016
In Jesus’ times, no one among the poor was poorer than a widow, a woman without a man, hence without either rights or protection. The world and the society in which Jesus lived and moved were basically structured on a patriarchal model; women were invisible in society with the kind of invisibility typical of a legal status of minority, indeed of exclusion.More Articles PDF
Jan. 19, 2017
L'Osservatore Romano's weekly edition in Malayalam 20 January 2017
Thanks to Carmel International Publishing House in Kerala, the weekly English Edition, now available online ...
A seated soul
“To follow Jesus you have to take risks”, without fear of “appearing ridiculous”, and without ...
Manufacturers of idols
At the General Audience held in the Paul VI Hall on Wednesday, 11 January, warning ...