Arnold Schwarzenegger greeted Pope Francis with his girlfriend after the Jan. 25 general audience in which the pontiff said that the counsel of courageous women like the biblical heroine Judith contain "the wisdom of God" and should never be "dismissed as ignorant."
Christianity and women
WOMEN DEACONS?: ESSAYS WITH ANSWERS
Edited by Phyllis Zagano
Published by Liturgical Press, 270 pages, $24.95
Sr. Simone Campbell and authors Rachel Held Evans and Mary Rice Hasson shared their respective experiences and visions of the church at the recent event.
Grace on the Margins: There is a demonization, sometimes subtle, sometimes not, of women who want the same power afforded to men in the institutional church.
At the Intersection: While being single makes a woman a part of "the most potent political force in America" today, unmarried status gives her nothing in Christianity.
Simply Spirit: A recent trip to archeological sites of women leaders in the early church in Rome was both hopeful and energizing.
The ability to access Rome's catacombs with Google has created controversy for what some say the catacombs hold.