With an Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio dated 10 January 2021, the Holy Father has modified canon 230 §1 of the Code of Canon Law, which now allows for the admission of women into the instituted ...
The Secretary’s reflections for the International Council of the UMOFC/WUCWO
The International Council of the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations (UMOFC/WUCWO) met virtually over these past few days via videoconference for the annual formation course for the thirty ...
In the “Pope Video” for October, the missionary month, Pope Francis calls for the promotion of greater integration of the lay faithful, especially women, in areas of responsibility in the Church
The Pope Video for October has just been published, revealing the intention that Pope Francis is entrusting to the entire Catholic Church through the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (which includes ...
Feminisms, gender and Catholic identity in the 21st century - the Secretary inaugurates the online course
How does Mary speak to women today? Is it an icon to follow? These questions and many others were answered by Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello, Secretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, during ...
The message of the Pope on the Virgin of Guadalupe, motherhood, and the “feminine” Church
“Woman, mother, and mestiza.” So Pope Francis described the Virgin of Guadalupe in the Mass celebrated on the occasion of the feast of the Morenita, patroness of all Spanish-speaking peoples. In the ...
Linda Ghisoni, Undersecretary of the Dicastery, talks about the two new beatified women and encourages today’s lay women to devote themselves with love to what is entrusted to them
In the Marian month par excellence, the Church proposes as an example two new beatifications, two lay women. On Saturday, may 4th, Concepción (Conchita) Cabrera de Armida was beatified in ...
A child from Brazil and a woman from Italy are on their way to the altar for having dedicated their lives to Jesus despite of the challenges and sufferings that faced them
On April 6, 2019, the Holy Father approved the decrees of two laypersons, a child and a woman: Nelson Santanta from Brazil and Nuccia Tolomeo from Italy. Both gave a strong testimony of faith and ...
“To invite a women to talk about the wounds of the Church is inviting the Church to talk about herself”. These are the words of Pope Francis at the recent meeting on “The Protection of Minors in the Church”
On 8th March Gabriella Gambino, Undersecretary of our Dicastery, also spoke during the round table at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross on the “role of women in the Church”. During her talk, ...
The direction of Society and the Church, according to Pope Francis, requires a new alliance between men and women but equally as urgent – for the Church – is to think of herself with “the categories of a woman”
Last week, invited by the Patriarch of Venice, Marta Rodriguez, an officer of our Dicastery committed to issues regarding women, had meetings with seminarians (“Mary’s Lent”), ...
Interviewed by Rainews24 for the TV programme “#Nonsolo8marzo” (Not only 8th March), Linda Ghisoni invites all young women to listen to themselves, to be themselves: “In each of us there ...