Women

16/05/2019
Lay holiness
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 ...

10/04/2019
Lay Sainthood
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 ...

17/03/2019
Women
“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, ...

13/03/2019
Women
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”), ...

09/03/2019
Women

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 ...

08/03/2019
Women
A documentary produced by the “Associazione Oratorium” on an 81 year-old midwife from Arezzo (who has dedicated her existence to supporting life) and her Association “Bethlehem House”, a school where “freedom not to abort” is taught by combining charity and truth

On 2nd March, a documentary was presented at the Oratorium of Saint Filippo Neri  in Rome on Flora Gualdani, a midwife from Arezzo who, in 1964, founded  “Bethlehem House”, an association ...

12/02/2019
Women

The presentation of a new magazine - Ekklesía. Paths of communion and dialogue – a round table in progress (https://www.cittanuova.it/ekklesia-vivere-conoscere-la-chiesa-oggi/) on the theme “How to be ...

24/01/2019
Youth
A manual for smartphones available in three languages will be presented in Panama

Is the embryo only a clot of cells?  Are prenatal diagnosis techniques acceptable?  Who can judge the value of life?  Is assisted reproduction the only alternative in the event of ...

19/12/2018
Women
A special report in the newspaper “Avvenire” includes an interview with Marta Rodriguez from our Dicastery

“The issue of space for women within the Church poses the question to the lay faithful that in the ecclesiology of the Lumen gentium and the Magisterium, above all post-conciliar, they are in no way ...

14/11/2018
Stories of Holiness
Pope Francis has given the go ahead for the beatification of the mystic, Edvige Carboni and the young Benedetta Bianchi Porro

Two Italian lay faithful will be beatified, the mystic Edvige Carboni and the young Benedetta Bianchi Porro. Together with them, 11 martyrs will also be beatified including a father killed out of ...