Tuesday, May 3, 2016

NEW VATICAN MAGAZINE CRITICISES CHURCH FOR 'IGNORING ROLE OF WOMEN' 03 May 2016 | by Christopher Lamb in Rome

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The Church has ignored the female contribution to Catholic culture in
 recent years, 
according to an editorial in a new women’s magazine published by the 
Vatican’s semi-official newspaper. 

Bridget Mary's Response:
I applaud this as a new beginning and hope that future editions  
will feature articles by a wide array of feminist theologians and 
Roman Catholic Women Priests who are charting 
a new course of renewal for the church today.
Lucetta Scaraffia, the co-ordinator of Women-Church-World, 
the new monthly magazine published by L’Osservatore Romano, 
said that a “hidden revolution” had taken place during the last century 
with women making an increasingly important contribution
 to the intellectual life of Catholicism. 
But this, she explained, had been “almost ignored” by the Church 
even though it had intensified in the years following the 
Second Vatican Council when more and more women started to
 study theology. 

Bridget Mary's Response:
I also recommend articles by ordinary women in diverse occupations 
who are living generous lives of loving service to their families, 
neighborhoods, communities and countries. 
he has dedicated to women, starting with their role in the family 
and including those forced into slavery and
 those suffering sexual violence.   

Bridget Mary's Response:
I appreciate Pope Francis' prayer/pledge to support the dignity
 of women as images of God and this campaign to stop the abuse 
of and  violence toward women. However,  the church must make 
the connection between its discrimination against women in 
decision-making at the top levels of our church including 
 its failure to affirm women priests and the abuse of and
 violence toward women in the world. 



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