Young Voices: To be sure, even if Catholic women are re-welcomed with men to be deacons next year, significant concerns remain. Only a transformation of leadership and how we understand ministry will truly save us over time.
Simply Spirit: Most Christians are completely unaware that women helped establish many of the earliest churches in Greece, Turkey and Rome. This is because church tradition always credits their founding to Paul.
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."