Grade 7 students from St. Luke School in Saskatoon took part in a classroom knitting project, making scarves for those in need in the city’s core neighbourhood.In praise of nuns
The pope has spoken of “feminine genius” and a greater role for women in the church, though not in cracking the glass ceiling of the priesthood, writes Gerald Schmitz. The under-appreciated contributions of women spurred journalist Jo Piazza to redress that imbalance in her new book If Nuns Ruled the World. Schmitz reviews.Message to Curia
While the Curia was the target audience for Pope Francis’ Christmas address, “the rest of us might think twice before we applaud this public dressing down of the ‘princes of the church’ and shake our fingers at them; the pope’s message is applicable to all,” writes Louise McEwan.