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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'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.


Whether Hollywood or the Vatican, patriarchy gives men license to abuse

Grace on the Margins: Lately it feels like every day another a man vanishes from the limelight, as if taken by a plague. But in these cases, the pestilence was of their own making. Let's call it like it is: It's patriarchy.

Interfaith panel describes women's struggle for equality in religious traditions

Decades of interfaith dialogue have demonstrated that there are many similarities among the three major Abrahamic faiths, including a common exclusion of women from religious and spiritual leadership.