Oct 5, 2014

Pope launches review of Catholic Church's teaching on family, marriage

Pope Francis on Sunday launched a major review of Catholic teaching on the family that could have far-reaching implications for the church’s attitude to marriage, cohabitation and divorce. An extraordinary synod, or meeting, of nearly 200 bishops and a sprinkling of lay Catholics will, ...

Chelsea Clinton gives birth to baby girl

Sep 28, 2014

Chelsea Clinton gives birth to baby girl

Chelsea Clinton has given birth to a daughter named Charlotte, the first grandchild of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, announced the birth of their first child on Saturday morning. The ...

Women's work culture under fire

Sep 12, 2014

Women's work culture under fire

by Chikako Mogi and Kyoko Shimodoi

One morning in February, the government personnel department began an experiment in a nondescript building in a Tokyo residential area that could end up rewriting the rules of the nation’s powerful bureaucracy. For the first time, it invited 19 women from different ministries to ...