The Church has ignored the female contribution to Catholic culture in
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
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.
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.