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Respect for Women: Pope's Prayer Intention for March 2014
Last edited 2nd March 2014

This month, the Holy Father has asked Catholics everywhere to pray: "That all cultures may respect the rights and dignity of women." Fr. Kubicki reflects on Pope Francis' universal prayer intention for March 2014 in this video.

An Anti-Photoshop Revolution? Verily's Take on Real Beauty
Last edited 13th February 2014

Ashley Crouch is the PR manager and contributing editor of a new women's fashion magazine with a much talked about policy: no digital alterations to models' real appearances allowed. “Whereas other magazines Photoshop to achieve the 'ideal' body type or leave a maximum of three wrinkles, we never alter the body or face structure of our models with Photoshop,” reads the description on Verily magazine's website.

A Mirror on Lent - Lenten Promise and Prayer for Self-Worth
Last edited 2nd April 2014

A prayer for self-worth and positive thinking during Lent. This is a great resource for youth groups or religion classes. You can print out a copy of the prayer for your group to follow along with here.


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Pope Francis: The Role of Women in the Family is 'Indispensable'
Last edited 28th January 2014

Pope Francis spoke out once again about the importance of the "feminine genius." This time, before a large delegation from the Italian Women's Center, a women's association, which closed their yearly national gathering at the Vatican. During his speech, the Pope reminded them that society and the labor force need a feminine touch. He added that he also wants women to have a more "capillary and incisive" role in the Church.

Women of the Passion - A Reflection on the Women Who Accompanied Christ to His Death
Last edited 2nd April 2014

A great number of the people followed him, and among them were women who were beating their breasts and wailing for him. But Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children... For if they do this when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?" (Luke 23:27-31)


This Will Forever Change The Way You Look At “Selfies”
Last edited 28th January 2014

We all have insecurities about out bodies. But often the features that we are the most insecure about, are in fact what make us so unique... and this makes us beautiful!

Pope: Church's Teaching on Abortion is Unchangeable
Last edited 27th November 2013

In his first apostolic exhortation, “The Joy of the Gospel,” Pope Francis explained that the Church can never change its teaching on abortion, which is part of a broader understanding of human dignity. At the same time, he said in the document released Nov. 26, the Church must increase efforts to “accompany” women in difficult pregnancies.


Muslim Women Break Cultural Barriers to Take up Sport
Last edited 1st December 2013

For tournament participant Ayse Akca it is the first time she has ever played sport. “Now that I've finished school I wanted to get out there and be more active,” she told SBS. As a Muslim Australian, she found an all-women's indoor event less confronting than other options. “Just being close together, having fun with the girls and not having to worry about everything” are part of the appeal, Ms Akca says.


Feminism & Equality: has the Church fallen behind?
Last edited 25th November 2013

Today women are seen in leadership positions in all areas of society, and to many it seems the Church is the one institution left holding them back: is this the case?


Many Great Leaders of the Church Were and Will Be Women
Last edited 25th November 2013

Secular feminists love to accuse the Catholic Church of chauvinism for refusing to allow women to be ordained as priests. But according to Anna Krohn of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family that sort of argument is too easy and too simplistic. It also misses the point.


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