Jamie L. Manson is a columnist and books editor at the National Catholic Reporter. She is editor of Changing the Questions: Explorations in Christian Ethics, a collection of writings by Margaret Farley. Her writing has won numerous awards, and her activism on behalf of women in the church led her to receive the Theresa Kane Award for Women of Courage and Vision.

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For LGBTQ Catholics, there is little hope in hearsay

Grace on the Margins: In the face of spiritual harm, loss of work and civil rights, and physical violence endured by LGBTQ persons, are Francis' words to Juan Carlos Cruz adequate?


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Spring Fund Drive: One of NCR's most significant contributions to the Catholic media is its continued commitment to spotlighting the voices of those on the margins of our church and society. Please support us today so that we can continue to speak prophetically and independently about the issues in our church that matter most to you. 


Should women rejoice over 'Gaudete et Exsultate'?

Grace on the Margins: Francis' new apostolic exhortation demonstrates that his limited understanding of women and the restrictions he places on women's vocations in the world and the church have serious spiritual ramifications.


Ecumenical Catholic Communion ordains its first female bishop

Grace on the Margins: The Ecumenical Catholic Communion ordained Denise Donato as its first female bishop Feb. 9. As a bishop, Donato will help to serve the ECC's 51 parishes in the United States.