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Pope Francis pays tribute to life ‘marked by the love of Jesus’

Carmen Hernandez

CARMEN Hernandez, co-founder of the worldwide Neocatechumenal Way, was a confidant of popes and cardinals – her views and insights widely and immensely respected, especially concerning the dignity of women. After the 85-year-old died at home in Madrid on July 19, Pope Francis described her life as one “marked by her love of Jesus and by a great missionary enthusiasm ... Read More »

Pope calls for greater roles for women in the Church

Brazilian women hug

SAYING he knows the history of the subjugation of women continues to have a negative impact on how women are treated, Pope Francis called for greater roles for women in the Church and for greater assistance and workplace flexibility to ensure they can make the best choices for themselves and their families. Pope Francis told the Pontifical Council for Culture ... Read More »

Pontifical council to consider challenges women face in society and the Church

Young women

VIOLENCE against women, cultural pressures regarding women’s physical appearance, attitudes that subjugate women or that ignore male-female differences, and the growing alienation of women from the Church in some parts of the world are themes the Pontifical Council for Culture is set to explore. The council has chosen to discuss the theme, “Women’s Cultures: Equality and Difference”, during its plenary ... Read More »

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