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Women

 

Apostle of the Apostles

By the express wish of the Holy Father, Pope Francis, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments published a new Decree ...

How much do we do for women

“The contribution of women in all areas of human activity is undeniable, beginning with the family. But only to recognize it.... Is that enough?”. This ...

A concentration camp for women

From 1939 to 1945 Ravensbrück, a hundred kilometres north of Berlin, was the location of a concentration camp for women. The camp which, in the ...

The lady with the lamp

Florence Nightingale died in London on 13 August 1910. She was 90 years old. Despite her well-known biography, many facets of this complex figure remain ...

A gift from women

A “wonderful gift” for Korea and for Koreans. Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, Archbishop of Seoul, thus defined an initiative which aims to reconcile North and ...

Understanding the Marian dimension

The great Swiss theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar once wrote: “The Catholic Church is perhaps humanity’s last bulwark of genuine appreciation of the difference between ...

We need female leaders

Women have a decisive role in building bridges in conflicts and also in alleviating suffering without discrimination, in educating belligerent parties to say no to ...

Violence against women a jihadist strategy

Amidst the systematic violence by the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria — and also by Boko Haram in Nigeria, as well as other ...

An exceptional pilgrim in Argentina

Emma Morosini of Lombardy turned 91 in January and now she is walking the streets of Argentina on a 1,250 kilometre pilgrimage. Heading south towards ...

​More women in the Vatican

The number of women who work in the Vatican has grown steadily in recent years. In 2004, just under 13% of employees serving the Pope ...

Do you know what I have done for you?

The World Day of Prayer on 6 March invites us to follow Christ's footsteps and to serve our neighbours with unconditional love. For the occasion, ...

Eleven women around the table

For the first time in the history of bilateral relations a vice-president led an all-female delegation to the Vatican. On 12 February Shahindokht Molaverdi of ...

So as not to deny Creation

During an interview by Lucetta Scaraffia that appeared in the September edition of “Women Church World”, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, President of the International Theological Commission, ...

Books fight terrorism

London, 4. Books as weapons for fighting terrorism. This was the message of Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old civil rights activist known for her work in ...

Social decline of the country Violence against women

“Our women and our children suffer violence and abuse even in their families, as well as in a society that humiliates, degrades, discriminates, excludes and ...

The mission of women

The Risen Jesus is alive and present beside people today. It is up to women, especially mothers, to witness to him to their children. It ...

History is not made of claims alone

Thanks to the diligence of the Coordinamento teologhe italiane [Italian Women Theologians Association] – which held a conference and published a volume Tantum aurora est. ...

An education in respect for life is urgently needed

“In families, there is no education in respect for life”, said Bishop Felix Anthony Machado of Vasai (northern India). He was talking about latest rape, ...

Malala goes to school

A school in Swat valley will be dedicated to the 14-year-old Pakistani girl Malala Yousafzai — seriously injured by the Taliban recently. It is the ...

Of the Church and women

Liliana Cavani went to the cloistered convent in Urbino to meet the community of Clarisse nuns (Poor Clares). She had learned of them by chance, ...

Women on the front lines in fighting the effects of the crisis

Women are on the front lines of the fight against the dangers and hardships brought about by the world crisis. This is happening especially in ...

Two women and two castles

There are two women who, on closer acquaintance, prove to be in special harmony with the objective of reform of Benedict XVI — who is ...

Women who hate war

There are few voices outside the choruses of general consensus for the film “Where do we go now?” by Nadine Labaki, screened at Cannes in ...

Justice for Women

“Justice for Women” is the name of the campaign promoted by the Anglican Alliance, in collaboration with other associations which promote women’s rights, in order ...

Pictures in pink for independence

Her most celebrated photo is probably the one she took on 15 August 1947 of the flag-raising ceremony at Red For, sanctioning India's independence from ...

Those women never born

At a first glance the book by Anna Meldolesi, Mai nate. Perché il mondo ha perso 100 milioni di donne (Mondadori) seems no more than ...

From feminist to feminist

Dear Lucetta, I have read the articles you have written this year for the Messaggero di Sant’ Antonio . I read them with the careful ...

Anti-Nazi happiness

“It is necessary to do good while one is in this world” was the motto that sustained the incredible activity of Eugenia Schwarzwald: at least ...

How to overturn history

What is the point of promising the right to vote to people who are not even free to drive, to travel, to receive medical care ...

A woman's intuition

The first Eucharistic Congress was held in Lille, France, in 1881, on an emblematic theme: The Eucharist saves the world . This was the beginning ...

Supporting women in defense of life

Leaders of the Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, Methodist and Evangelical communities in Colombia have signed a joint appeal in defense of life, calling for respect for ...

Smoked cigars and wrote for the Pope

Who knows if Guido Reni will manage to rid himself of the vice of gambling and if Baldo, his youngest and most fragile student, will ...

Four Jewish women face evil

The July issue of "Pagine Ebraiche", the monthly magazine of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities edited by Guido Vitale, offers a substantial dossier entitled: ...

The Ambivalence of Emancipation

The Rector of Catholic University of America, John Garvey, announced that beginning next year, the university will return to single-sex dormitories, according to a June ...

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