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Want to See Catholic Women Preach? Soon You'll Be Able To.

Last edited 30th October 2016

One of the more intriguing questions Pope Francis prompted earlier this year when he announced that a Vatican commission would study whether the early church had women deacons was: How would Catholics react to women preaching?

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Meeting Mother Teresa

Last edited 27th October 2016

Mother Teresa passed into eternal life in 1997. Many people had the good fortune to meet her personally, but I never did. Or did I? On a family visit to Washington, D.C., in 2007, our missionary friend, Patrick, took us to an AIDS hospice run by Mother Teresa’s order, the Missionaries of Charity.

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Pope Francis Canonizes Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Last edited 5th September 2016

Around 100,000 people filled Saint Peter's Square to attend the most awaited canonization ceremony of the year. Some Missionaries of Charity sat in the front rows, accompanied by around 1,500 impoverished men and women sitting in the front rows. With these words, Pope Francis officially declared the Mother of the poor a saint in the Catholic Church.

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Body Shapes: What's in a Name?

Last edited 19th August 2016

Do you like being called a ‘pear’? How about ‘goblet’? Or, drumroll…a ‘brick’? Well, according to a quick Google search on body shapes, you might be one of these inspiring options.

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Ebola Crisis: Pregnant women in Guinea still Avoid Hospital

Last edited 11th August 2016

Guinea has been free of Ebola since June. But pregnant women are still afraid of the virus, avoiding hospital and giving birth alone, writes the BBC's Tamasin Ford.

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Pope Creates Commission to Study Women Deacons

Last edited 3rd August 2016

Pope Francis has instituted a new commission for the study of women deacons, the Vatican announced Tuesday.

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She's The First Woman To Ever Hold This Position At The Vatican

Last edited 20th July 2016

Paloma Garcia Ovejero is the first woman ever to hold the position of Vice Director to the Press Office.

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Poland Blasts European Bureaucrats, Calls out Planned Parenthood

Last edited 24th June 2016

The Polish government snapped back at European bureaucrats in a scathing response to a report published last week by the Council of Europe that criticized Poland’s restrictive abortion law and its treatment of women.

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Surrogacy has Something to Offend Everyone

Last edited 22nd June 2016

Reducing the private realm: Surrogacy drags the law into baby-making, an arena that ordinarily takes place in the most private and intimate realm of love. Removing the sperm and egg from the body places those gametes in the realm of commerce and law. Surrogacy may involve as many as 5 separate individuals: egg donor, sperm donor, gestational carrier and one or more “commissioning parents.” The law must decide which of the adults shall be the legal parents of the child. In natural conception, the law’s role is strictly limited to recording the natural parents of the child.

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Indian Women Turning to Female Only Transport to Stay Safe

Last edited 19th June 2016

Madhu Kushwah is calmly negotiating her way through Delhi’s chaotic traffic, ignoring the relentless honking of horns and apparently unfazed by the cars and auto rickshaws that keep veering dangerously across the road in front of her. Ms Kushwah seems to be one of the few drivers to have read, and heeded, the street signs urging motorists to “Follow Lane Discipline.” The 27-year-old is dressed in her work uniform, a blue shalwar kameez with pink trimming, and driving a white sedan that’s seen better days. As a female taxi driver, Ms Kushwah is a very rare breed in India. She is an employee of Sakha cabs – the pink and purple sticker on the driver’s door says: “Cabs for Women By Women”.

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