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Pontifical council to consider challenges women face in society, church

February 1, 2015 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Violence against women, cultural pressures regarding women’s physical appearance, attitudes that subjugate women or that ignore male-female differences and the growing alienation of women from the church in some parts of the world are themes the Pontifical Council for Culture is set to explore. The council has chosen…

Msgr. Paul Tighe, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, addresses attendees before showing of CNS documentary film on Second Vatican Council

Living memories: On DVD, council fathers share impact of Vatican II

February 1, 2015 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A pivotal moment in the modern history of the Catholic Church came to life on screen with a new documentary about the Second Vatican Council. With archival footage and exclusive interviews with prelates who attended the council sessions between its opening in 1962 and closing in 1965, the…

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