"Why don't we start talking about other important church functions that women could take on?" the president of the Pontifical Council for Culture asked in a recent interview.
In an open letter, 11 German priests from the Cologne archdiocese have urged the church to take action regarding women's ordination and priestly celibacy.
Defying hierarchical ban, Iowa community invites excommunicated speakers to its 40th anniversary, but others ask: What would Dorothy Day do?
Young Voices: My career as a lay minister thus far has been life-giving, but there has also been a tug to ordination that I have suppressed since I was a girl.
Summary: The Latvian Lutheran Church has gone back on its 40-year-old decision by officially ruling that women cannot be ordained priests.
NCR collected reactions to Pope Francis' announcement May 12 to create a commission to examine the history of female deacons in the Catholic church.
The Peace Pulpit: "Listen to the Spirit, be filled with the Spirit, and live according to the way of the Spirit of Jesus."
Just Catholic: Donald Trump has said women are after his money and his power. Rather like the arguments against ordaining women.
We say: Many people in the church are prevented of speaking on women's ordination in fear of losing their livelihoods and careers. Those of us with the freedom to speak up, should.
From Where I Stand: If Pope Francis takes the question of married men seriously, that could, for a change, lead to real change.