Marina Skulko, a Ukrainian mother of three, has celebrated Mother’s Day and all other holidays differently since saying goodbye to her husband and fleeing her war-torn homeland more than a year ago to find refuge in neighboring Moldova.
The Catholic Church needs women, especially women saints, who have shown throughout history an unwavering dedication to God and to caring for their brothers and sisters, Pope Francis said.
The Catholic Church at all levels can find ways to involve more women in leadership positions, “but you have to start with wanting it. The how follows the fact that you want it; that’s where the creativity opens up,” said Carolyn Y. Woo, former CEO and president of Catholic Relief Services.