A statement regarding LGBT rights in the church came from Catholic reform groups that gathered Oct. 17-20 in Chicago to dialogue about current church issues.
Updated: Archbishop Paul-André Durocher will be recognized for efforts in advancing the discussion of female deacons and promoting female leadership within the Catholic church.
The July 22 memorial observance of St. Mary Magdalene has elevated to a major feast in the liturgical calendar, Vatican Radio announced June 10.
Grace on the Margins: A Church for Our Daughters group says the Roman Catholic hierarchy's doctrine on gender and sexuality is leading to an exodus of young women from the church.
Pope Francis issued a decree in January that women should be included in the foot washing ritual on Holy Thursday. FutureChurch launched a survey to determine its effect on parishes.
NCR collected reactions to Pope Francis' announcement May 12 to create a commission to examine the history of female deacons in the Catholic church.
A broad middle exists in the reaction to Pope Francis' exhortation, with a great deal of goodwill and encouragement taken from the document.
In an open letter, 32 signatories tell Pope Francis that the future of parish life is "massively threatened."
At the meeting, 38 delegates from 10 countries said they seek to establish an international "network of networks" to develop strategies on church reform.
Simply Spirit: I spent four hours watching women share stories "for a creative exchange of ideas from a female perspective." There were some amazing narratives.