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On feast of Mary, Francis urges end to violence against women

As Catholics begin a new year contemplating the motherhood of Mary, they should be inspired not to let problems weaken their faith or prevent...

Plenary voices: Renee Kohler-Ryan

It is the morning of Day Four of the fifth plenary Council of Australia. Conscious that this is a deeply significant moment in the...

Getting the price for women and girls right: Victoria’s prostitution law

“How could anyone think this is protecting human rights?” These are the words of ‘Nina’, a Victorian woman who was prostituted and trafficked in...

Philippa Martyr: Be clear on what the Pope said about women...

Let's be clear on the Pope's letter about women at Mass I wasn’t planning to weigh in on Pope Francis’ recent Motu proprio recognising that...

Fr Flader: Women acolytes and lectors

“Dear Father, I understand the Pope has recently allowed women to be acolytes and lectors in church. I have seen women carrying out these...

Philippa Martyr: Our giant credibility problem

The recently-released Australian Catholic Mass Attendance Report 2016 provides us with some raw material for a good discussion about why Mass attendance rates might...

Saint Judy Review: From prosecution to persecution

One wouldn’t consider a teacher leading her class to school to be offensive, but for a young woman in Afghanstan it would be grounds...

Philippa Martyr: The Church is a ‘She’ – not an ‘it’

I had a lovely email recently from a reader who told me something of his sufferings in the Church. So I’ll say here more...

Don’t try clericalising women, Pope

"This relationship between ministry and power leaves women without a voice."

Xavier Rynne II: Letters from the Synod for the Amazon Vol....

The Synods of 2014 and 2015, called to examine the grave challenges posed to marriage and family life in the twenty-first century, became the...
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Lockdowns sparked a mental health crisis

Juliette Kirkwood began work as a Community Care Worker in CatholicCare’s parish program a year and a half ago, but grew up in South-Western...

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