New Course coming soon to People’s Catholic Seminary
PCS 306 - Visionary Women Leaders in Christianity
This course explores “Women Christianity” from a historical perspective, following the story from biblical times to the present day. Women are the “elephant in the Roman Catholic Church.” They have been perpetually silenced, ignored and discounted. If the Church is to survive, it is evident that it must be a more inclusive Church where the gifts of women and men are equally recognized, and where the present understanding of ordination is transformed from the bottom up.
Myra Noonan B.Ed, MA Applied Spirituality, is an educator. Having taught in Primary schools for thirteen years now is involved in adult education. Has a particular interest in the Early Christian period and in particular the women of the New Testament. She also has contributed written articles to Dominican Publication Spirituality Journal.
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Main Text: The Elephant in the Church by Mary T. Malone
Women are the elephant in the Church. They have been perpetually silenced, ignored and discounted. They are not required to make any contribution to the Church, except for obedience. This book explores what the author terms Women Christianity from a historical perspective, following the story from biblical times to the present day. If the Christian Church is to survive, it is clear that it must be a more inclusive Church where the gifts of women and men are equally recognised, and where the whole notion of ordination has to be revamped from the bottom up. First published in 2014, this revised edition includes an interview with the author in how her view on the role of women in the Church has changed over recent years. It also includes a new introduction by the former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese.