Women in the Catholic Church

Cardinal Robert Francis Prevost has served as prefect of the Dicastery for Bishops since April 12, 2023. | Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/EWTN News

"Clericalizing women" Will Not Solve Problems: Cardinal at Synod on Synodality

Oct 26, 2023

Cardinal Robert Francis Prevost noted that the Catholic Church is not a mirror image of society and “needs to be different.”

Pope Francis at the general audience in the Vatican, Aug. 24, 2022. Pablo Esparza / CNA

Pope Francis Cautions against "arbitrary and ideological adaptations" to Church Ministries

Aug 24, 2022

In a message Wednesday, Pope Francis warned against letting ideology influence the Church’s ordained and lay ministries, and said he plans to initiate a dialogue with bishops on the topic.

Mother Angelica with John Paul II. / EWTN.

Mother Angelica: A Female Powerhouse in a Supposedly Sexist Church

Mar 27, 2021

It was September 1987, and Pope John Paul II had just arrived in Los Angeles after traveling around the United States. The Pope was greeted in the City of Angels by a closed-door meeting with a group of progressive bishops who had a bone to pick with several Church traditions.

Sr. Nathalie Becquart (third from left) poses with Pope Francis and others during the youth synod in 2018. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Religious Sister, Priest Named as Under-secretaries of Synod of Bishops

Feb 6, 2021

Pope Francis Saturday appointed a Spanish priest and a French religious sister as under-secretaries of the Synod of Bishops.