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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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.

'Feminism and Faith in Union' event celebrates Catholic feminist activism

Nearly 100 women, men and children gathered Jan. 21 in New York's Union Square for a prayer service, a march to a nearby parish and a Mass to celebrate "the power of feminist activism and sacrament."

Women's March renews demands for equality, justice

Catholics and Catholic reform groups were among the hundreds of thousands who turned out on the streets throughout the nation for the second annual Women's March.