Several religious and laypeople met to discuss whether or not women could be admitted to the diaconate April 8 in California.
Global Sisters Report: The Indian feminist theologian was a member of the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, but "an ideological gap" led her to leave.
Simply Spirit: Four years on, what can be said of Francis' papacy as it relates to women in the church? If you explore more deeply, there is much to praise.
More than 40 theologians and scholars from Latin and Central America, the Caribbean, Spain and the US brought their expertise in liberation theology to a weeklong gathering at Boston College.
NCR Book Club: Carol P. Christ and Judith Plaskow's Goddess and God in the World, with its conversation about the divine, is timely and compelling.
Take and Read: I remember sitting in my apartment with Gyn/Ecology, feeling as if my head had been taken off my neck, turned upside down, completely shaken up and put back on.
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.
Appreciation: Immaculate Heart of Mary Sr. Margaret Brennan, theologian and educator, was an advocate for empowering women religious to own their own experiences of God and of life.
Calling himself "a bit feminist," Pope Francis praised women religious for always heading to the "front lines" to bring the church's tenderness and motherly love to those most in need.
Simply Spirit: In 2010, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India approved a gender policy aimed at integrating gender justice into ever level of the church.