When I began to have the use of reason, I began to
realize that women were taking us for little.
Several playmates and neighbors, did not go to school, because his father said:
"what to spend on the education of women,
if she is alone to get married and have children."
He gave men, and still some are ashamed, to say
that a girl was born in their home. Many of us experience
these rejections from our own experience.
Even if the claim was made over time,
that claim was never accepted: "Me?
When I said that? It has never occurred to me. "
These situations lived in homes, were felt not only i
n the culture, in which we were rising,
but also in society and religion.
When we began to investigate, to ask innocent questions,
we received a flock of cold water, exposed to being
scolded and sanctioned: "that, do not ask,
Doctors have the Holy Mother Church".
Fortunately, by that time, many mothers, starting with
mine, worried about our formation and the best of
their experience was transmitted to us.
It was, is, and remains a wealth to have
learned to read and write. Surely this was Eva's
apple, her biggest sin, to seek and enjoy the
truth, wisdom and knowledge, which meant her
expulsion from paradise, with her husband,
according to the interpretations made ...
This situation was not clear, we did not understand,
if we were sons and daughters of the same father
and mother, why differential treatment was manifested,
and women had to be always at the service of
both the father and the brothers; for them
it was always the best, creating in the home,
envy and competition, hurting the harmony and
peace in the family.
We need to know the origins of these absurd norms
to detect where the evil is, to eliminate and heal,
so many wounds to give free rein to the
affirmation that a new society,
a new culture and religion is possible.
Every society, to pretend its "good" functioning
has been constituted in function of an end,
be it capitalist, communist, socialist, feudal,
Those who make up a certain society are
forced to "comply" with the established norms
and laws created to achieve the proposed purpose.
That is why the father and the mother made us
educated according to the established principles,
for supposedly, not having conflicts in society,
and that we were not rejected, despised or
marginalized, punished and disinherited. .
Hence the fundamental role that the family
has always played and plays, as the
protective core of society, culture and religion.
For us women it has not been easy to get to know the
juggling strategies of history, since these were well
kept in the trunk of memories, and the
university was closed to women.
Little by little, women have been climbing seats, in
society and culture, and we have women in
different professions. The highest and toughest
bench we have yet to climb has been that of
religion, especially Catholic women.
Reading, research, curiosity as good daughters of
Eva, is what has led us to be daring before the whole
world, not to be recognized on equal terms, or claim
rights, or to be accepted or tolerated. Our proposal
goes further. Society, culture and religion need to be
consolidated in a total change, starting with their
rules and regulations, since,
if they were to be maintained, they would only
be "warm water cloths", faced with an illness t
hat has become chronic and serious.
The idea is not to change one scheme for another.
The idea is not to repeat what already
exists with the face of a woman. In the transformation we need we must be involved and involved women and men together.
We are not going to ask that literature, theology,
inspired by the era of the beyond, be inscribed in the
index of forbidden books, far from it. We have to go
back to them, discover their hidden and
misinterpreted values of that medieval era. Quite the c
ontrary, they must be there where they are a
nd they must be known and publicized
so that they can serve us as a permanent
confrontation and reference, so as not to repeat the past and taking care more and more to give free rein to novelty, to creativity, without fear of change, that will take us to know each time in the divine dimension.
We can not ignore, the Council of Nicea (325)
where the spiritual meets the material. The bishops are
summoned and subsidized, by the Emperor Constantine,
granting them perquisites committing them in
favor of their ambition and power. The presence of women
in this event is unknown and the ignorance and
absence of women in religion was accentuated.
Several characters do not go unnoticed, as
St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430) for his low praise
to women as: "Women should not be enlightened or
educated in any way. In fact, they should be segregated,
as they are causes of insidious and involuntary
erections in male saints. " He is followed by
St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274):
"Woman by nature is inferior to man in value and dignity ...".
We find ourselves a little-known character,
but no less worth mentioning, the Camaldulense
monk Graciano, author of the Decretum Gratiani (1140),
where he records many of the previous contributions
that are the basis and inspiration for the
Canon Law of the Church, although not it is
considered an official document of the Church,
they rely on it. This is one of the jewels that draw our
attention: "Even if a woman is cultured and
holy, she should not presume to teach men in the (
community) assembly. A (man) lay person should not
presume to teach in the presence of the clergy, unless they
ask for it "..." Women should cover their heads,
because they are not the image of God ".
Conclusion: Catholic women ask ourselves, what
happened to Genesis 1:27?
When receiving the baptism, no difference of sex is made.
Even in medieval canon law, the equality of man and
woman is recognized in the supernatural order, in terms of
members of the People of God, and in order to holiness. The discriminatory difference is in relation to the sacred order:
Canon 1024 "Only the baptized man validly receives the
Women and in this case, not only Catholics, all and all,
for true social, cultural and religious change,
we are called to seek the truth that will set us free,
encouraging each other, praying,
reflecting and making our voices heard voice.
* Roman Catholic Presbyter
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