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06 March 2021

Without fear

We must not be afraid to give space to women, argues Francis. These words strike us, and lead us to reopen a reflection. Has there ever been, and is there still a fear of women in the Church? Surely, Jesus was not afraid of women, for his life was marked by encounters with various female figures, ... PDF
The educational emergency as identified by Benedict XVI and Pope Francis’ global educational pact demonstrate the indisputability of the enormous problem with instruction. This issue cannot be addressed without questioning the framework within which we operate for that is one of the reasons that has ... PDF
In Women Church World this month, we have not recounted who the nuns are today; we could not have done so. The religious make up three quarters of the Church, and are her backbone, and her soul. They are scattered over the five continents, and perform the most varied functions. This issue’s ... PDF
28 November 2020

The pity of women

Popular piety is a language that is composed of external signs and shared customs through which people express their religiosity. This devotion, especially that of Catholics, can include pilgrimages to sacred places, visits to sanctuaries, local worship of the Virgin and saints, the custom of ... PDF
24 October 2020

The African Women

Those who are not from Africa can generally be divided into two groups: those who have never been there and those who have lived there, at least for a while. The former can only have prejudices, and in principle, this is inevitable, for we can only build partial representations of that with which we ... PDF
26 September 2020

Sisters

Sisters, sisterhood, sorority. These terms indicate union, communion, and reciprocity between women. The latter of these three is a relatively recent concept, and some people associate it with feminist practices of which they do not approve. Our hope for this month’s Women Church World is that these ... PDF
29 August 2020

The Patronesses of Europe

The new Europe cannot solely be founded on economics, finance, political agreements and diplomacy. This Europe needs collective values -and as strange as it may seem-, it needs common feelings able to guide it, to direct it, to interpret its deepest soul and to point to a hope for the future. For ... PDF