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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...

Simcha Fisher: Are we spiritually deprived when women are barred from...

Did you get sucked into any arguments about whether or not women should be allowed to preach at Mass? The most compelling argument in...
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Students to go to the margins in new model

The Australian Catholic University has announced an exciting new partnership with the Archdiocese of Sydney’s welfare agency, CatholicCare aimed at embedding Catholic social teaching...
When I was in jail, you visited me: a US prison chaplain, main photo, delivers Communion to a prisoner. Photo: Karen Callaway, Northwest Indiana Catholic

Being with Jesus in Jail

A prophetic voice for the needy

professor Margaret Somerville told The Catholic Weekly that she agrees many people will conscientiously object to a vaccination linked to an electively aborted human foetus.

Vaccine mandates questioned

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