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March 1, 2017

Women and Reform

The anniversary of the decision of Luther, who initiated the separation between Protestants and Catholics 500 years ago, may be approached from different points of view. Of course what interests us most, that is, the comparison between women belonging to the different Churches born from the Reformation and women belonging to the Catholic Church, opens one of the most controversial and hence mos...

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Feb. 1, 2017

Mending

This issue of women church world is called “Mending”. It has to do with women who stitch the fabric of society together again, who repair the social tears caused by human beings. Sometimes these tears are a matter of life or death for people, sometimes they are lacerations in a society dominated by the Mafia and by inequalities, and at other times they are rips resulting from war. The women of...

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Jan. 2, 2017

Women and canon law

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.

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Dec. 1, 2016

Women fleeing

Left to themselves, trapped at the gates of Europe or of America, or fleeing from Asian countries, these migrants are powerless victims of continuous violence. In spite of themselves, these women are protagonists of one of the chapters of the Third World War, evoked by the Pope.

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Nov. 2, 2016

Forgotten women

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...

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Oct. 1, 2016

Why rapes happen

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...

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Sept. 1, 2016

Do women exist?

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...

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July 1, 2016

Rebuilding hopes

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...

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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.

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We are beginning the fifth year of women church world with a major innovation – a change in format – but also with a return: in this issue, in fact, we are going back to reflect on what was our first theme, the Visitation.

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