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What About Me? Women and the Catholic Church

ISBN: 9781781175408
€14.99 €13.49

'It is the 21st century and the Catholic Church's hierarchy remains wilfully deaf to the entirely reasonable question explored brilliantly here. They need to read this book and respond before a lot of women (and men) stop bothering to care about the answer or the Church.' -- Mary McAleese

'The question of full equality for women, in minstry and decision-making, is a major challenge facing the Catholic Church. Sharon Tighe-Mooney's meticulous research makes this an essential read for anyone who wishes to fully understand the question and how the Church can move forward. I would love to think it will find a place on the desk of all the men in positions of leadership in our Church.' -- Fr Tony Flannery

'What About Me? Women and the Catholic Church' is an exploration by an ordinary woman, born into the Catholic faith of the arguments given to exclude her from ministry. Using her research skills, Sharon examines the New Testament, Christian writings and Papal documents. It is a personal quest to shed light on the story of women in the Christian movement from its earliest days to the present. The objective of the book is to explore, inform, speculate and question and it should appeal to a general audience. The context of the book is the 2010 move by Pope Benedict XVI to elevate the ‘crime’ of ordaining women to Catholic ministry and the subsequent censoring of religious personnel who questioned this edict. This book details a quest to find out where the strong antipathy towards women in the Roman Catholic Church's institutional mindset comes from.

  • What About Me? Women and the Catholic Church