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A home pregnancy test, and its instructions. (PA)

How feminism betrayed childless women

Thousands of women realised too late that they long to be mothers

Francis Phillips's list includes novelist Agatha Christie (AP)

Jenni Murray’s A History of Britain in 21 Women leaves out some of our most important female pioneers

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, opened the meeting (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

A three-day meeting on the subject was hosted by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Pope Francis

The Pope named Archbishop Luis Ladaria Ferrer, secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, to serve as president of the commission

Pope Francis gestures during an audience with the heads of women's religious orders in Paul VI hall at the Vatican (CNS)

Pope Francis met the leadership group for superiors of women’s orders at the Vatican last week

We must not neglect our prayers for women (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

I felt twinges of guilt when I heard Pope Francis’s May prayer intentions

Women listen to Pope Francis during Mass in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (AP)

The Pope’s prayer intentions for May have been released via video

Mother Angelica (CNS)

Mother Angelica could be vociferous in defending Our Lord and she sparred with important men of the cloth

A woman prays at St Patrick's Cathedral in New York (CNS)

Christian women are more likely to attend weekly religious services than men, study finds

Sister Mary Eucharista pictured in St Louis during the symposium organised by the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CNS)

Archbishop Augustine Di Noia gave the opening address at the Symposium on Religious Life in St Louis