Pope Francis’ Change to Church Law is a Step Forward but Not Enough January 18, 2021 On January 10, 2021, Pope Francis issued the Apostolic Letter, “Spiritus Domini,” which changes Catholic Church law regarding the roles of acolytes (altar servers … Continue reading
By Mary Ellen Chown Members of the Catholic Network for Women’s Equality (cnwe.ca) were sorry to hear of the death of Sr. Louise Akers, a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati on February 7, 2018. Sr. Louise devoted 50 years of … Continue reading
On September 9, 2017 Pope Francis issued an Apostolic letter in the form of motu proprio (‘of his own initiative’) to revise Canon Law regarding the translation of the mass (liturgy) from Latin to the various languages of the world. … Continue reading
The Catholic Network for Women’s Equality affirms Pope Francis’ decision to establish a commission to study the question of women as deacons in the Catholic church. This decision follows a request by women religious from around the world (The International … Continue reading
The Catholic Network for Women’s Equality is endorsing the petition initiated by Catholic Church Reform International (CCRI) to re-instate Hans Kung as an official Catholic theologian. We invite you to sign this petition to Pope Francis here.