When asked if women other than Sr. Nathalie Becquart, an undersecretary in the Vatican's synod office, would be able to cast a ballot at the final meeting in October 2023, Maltese Cardinal Mario Grech refused to say.
"Our work is going to need to really focus on helping our diocesan directors access their state funders for this and also provide whatever support we can within limits. We don't have all kinds of money," Dominican Sr. Donna Markham said.
Catholic Extension has selected seven finalists for its 44th Lumen Christi Award, the highest award the Chicago-based mission organization gives to people "who radiate and reveal the light of Christ" present in the communities they serve.
Archbishop Heiner Koch says he will appoint a pastoral minister as a contact person for gays, a pledge he made when he met with representatives of the Lesbian and Gay Association of Berlin-Brandenburg.