Sophie Vodvarka is a freelance writer based in Chicago who covers travel, spirituality and current affairs. Follow her on Twitter: @SophieVodvarka.

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St. Catherine's report sparks calls for accountability from survivors of alleged abuse by David Haas

Some sexual assault survivors and advocates are still working to hold Catholic institutions accountable following an independent investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against composer David Haas.

'Ordain women priests' billboard campaign expands to New Orleans

In January, New Orleans began hosting the second of three billboards in the city that read: "Stop Male Supremacy in the Catholic Church! Ordain Women Priests!"


Event series' proposals aim to raise women's voices in San Diego Diocese

An event series resulted in proposals designed to elevate women's voices in the San Diego Diocese, including a speakers bureau of women, an all-women advisory council to the bishop, and a diocesan synod.

New report details 44 accounts of alleged abuse by David Haas

On Oct. 1, the group Into Account followed up initial reports earlier this year with a new 22-page report compiling 44 women's accounts of sexual and spiritual abuse by composer David Haas, spanning 41 years.