Women in the Church

The Media: Modern Forum for Promoting the Role of Women in Society Pope John Paul II

Woman's Moral Nobility Pope John Paul II

To the Women of the World Pope John Paul II

On the Dignity and Vocation of Women Pope John Paul II

Papal Directives For the Woman of Today Pope Pius XII

Strengthening the Bonds of Peace US bishops

The Specific Contribution That Women Make to Theology Pope Benedict XVI

The Genius of Women for the Work of the Church Pope Benedict XVI

Women at the Service of the Gospel Pope Benedict XVI

Reconstructing Theology: How Can a Church with All-Male Leadership Develop the "Deep Theology of Women" Pope Francis Called for? Step One: Ask Women Emily Reimer-Barry

Don't Bring Back the Boys Club: When Girls Are Barred from Serving at the Altar, They Miss Out on an Important Part of Faith Formation--and the Church Does, Too Mary Kathleen Cahill

The Places They'll Go: The Tough and Tender Mercies of Women Religious Transform the Most Remote and Desolate Corners of Poverty, Misery, and Heartache Catherine O'Connell

Mixed Messages Emily Reimer-Barry

In Their Footsteps: Catholics Can Thank Women Theologians for 70 Years of Building up the Church Heather Grennan Gary

Get the Facts in Order: Catholic Women May Be Limited in the Roles They Can Take on Today, But History Tells a Different Story about Women in Church Leadership Gary Macy, U.S. Catholic

A Future Full of Hope? Gemma Simmonds CJ

A Woman at the Altar: The Issue of Women Priests May Be a Settled Matter, But That Doesn't Mean a Woman Can't Serve the Church as a Deacon Phyllis Zagano

Staying Power: Though Many Catholic Women Give a Host of Reasons for Leaving the Church, These Guest Bloggers at USCatholic.org Explain What Keeps Them in the Pews Every Week Molly Jo Rose

'A Matter of Justice and Necessity': Women's Participation in the Catholic Church Mary Coloe PBVM

Femme Fidele: How Women Who Work for the Church Keep the Faith Heidi Schlumpf

Ecumenical Foremothers: Commemorating, Celebrating, and Continuing Their Legacy Lorelei F. Fuchs

Historical tensions visit women and the Church Andrew Hamilton

Paul and Gender: Three Jewish Perspectives Daniel R. Langton

Leadership Roles of Women in the Johannine Community Peter Hongliang Xing

"Beguines" Reconsidered: Historiographical Problems and New Directions Jennifer Deane

Women and Leadership in Romans 16 Reimund Bieringer

Women and Leadership in Romans 16 (2) Reimund Bieringer

Women in Early Christianity and the Institutionalization of Charisma Herbert Schneider SJ

The Question of Governance and Ministry for Women Phyllis Zagano

Ecumenical Sensitivity Meets Church Law on Women Bishops Charles Sherlock

Women of the African Diaspora Within: The Masowe Apostles, an African Initiated Church Isabel Mukonyora

Women is Society and in the Church of Tamil Nadu M. Baby Kamala

Women in Jesuit Higher Education Alice B. Hayes

The Other Half of the Equation: Women Leaders in Jesuit Colleges and Universities Mary E. Beadle

Is There a Gender Gap? Yes. Mary Ann Rowan and Jennifer Grant Haworth

Gender Equity in Higher Education: The Marquette Initiative Cheryl L. Maranto

Just Listen: Jesuit Higher Education and the Situation of Women Barbara J. Busse

Women in Campus Ministry: What Future Role? Mary Romer Cline

How Women Came to Fordham: The Life and Death of Thomas More College Raymond A. Schroth, S.J.

Marquette's First Women Students Thomas Jablonsky

We Have Come a Long Way Since Women Were First Admitted to Fordham College Mary E. Procidano

Dusting Off a Document Garvin Mary, SNJM

We Were Pioneers Patrick Howell, S.J.

A Tale of Two Stories Arthur Madigan, S.J.

Cautious Optimism in Chicago Susan A. Ross

Margaret Prestwich and the Priory of Seaton S. M. Bradbrooke and W. G. Wiseman

The Liturgical Functions of Consecrated Women in the Byzantine Church Valerie A. Karras

Feminism and the Vatican Edward Collins Vacek

Voices of the Women Sophie McGrath RSM

The Church as Liberation Community from Patriarchy: The Praxis of Ministry as Discipleship of Equals Rosemary Radford Ruether

We are Church - A Kingdom of Priests Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza

Different Voices/Different Choices: Feminist Perspectives on Ministry Mary E. Hunt

Diakonos and Prostatis: Women's Patronage in Early Christianity Carolyn Osiek

Moving Toward Wholeness: Women and Religion in the Global World Mary Boys

Women's Service in the Church: The Biblical Basis Dr N. T. Wright, Bishop of Durham

Towards Fullness of Life: Women's Resources For the Trnansformation of the Church Amelia Vasquez, R.S.C.J.

Conspicuous in Their Absence: Women in Early Christianity Lisa Bellan-Boyer

Women and Leadership from a Pastoral Perspective of Friendship Yolande Dreyer

Gender and the 'Sensus Fidelium Veronica Brady

To Speak a Word of Hope: Facing the divides in our country and in our Church Sonia Wagner SGS

Body of a Saint, Story of a Goddess: Origins of the Brigidine Tradition Lisa Bitel

Women under Monasticism Lina Eckenstein

"On the Same Basis as the Men": The Campaign to Reinstate Women as Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention, 1885-1918 J. Michael Raley, Ph.D.

Women in the Syriac Tradition

The Sacramental Body: Symbols of a Gendered Church Tina Beattie

Women's Martyrdom: Death, Gender and Witness in Rome and El Salvador Beverley McFarlane

St. Brigit of Ireland: From Virgin Saint to Fertility Goddess Lisa M. Bitel

Women in Christian Leadership Dr. M. Eleanor Irwin

Synod Intervention Sr. Filomena Hirota, MMB

John Paul II's Ut Unum Sint and Conversation with Women Sally M. Vance-Trembath

Patriarchal and Hierarchical Nature of the Church Seen as the Fundamental Barrier to Women's Participation From the Report on the Participation of Women in the Catholic Church in Australia

Dominant Common Characteristics of Perceptions Concerning the Participation of Women in the Church From the Report on the Participation of Women in the Catholic Church in Australia

Two contrasting Perceptions of Women in the Catholic Church of Australia From the Report on the Participation of Women in the Catholic Church in Australia

The Female Body and the Sacramental Priesthood in neo-orthodox Catholic Theology Tina Beattie

Male Discourse about God in the Liturgy and Its Effects on Women Ida Raming

Towards a Prosopography of Nuns in Medieval Ireland  Dianne Hall

The Jesuits and Women: Reflections on the 34th General Congregation's Statement on Women in Church and Civil Society Susan A. Ross

Human Rights in the Church: A Non-right for Women in the Church? Marie-Therese Van Lunen Chenu

Women Ministering: Change Amongst the Churches Jean Mayland

Woman, Wife, Mother, Catholic and Feminist: A Contemporary American View Wendy M. Wright

The Missing Voice: African Women Doing Theology Nyambura J. Njoroge

A Discipleship of Love: Mary of Bethany and the Ministry of Women Tina Beattie

Women Disciples Ann Mary Clement

Jesuits and the Situation of Women in Church and Civil Society From the 34th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus

Christology, African Women And Ministry Laurenti Magesa

Message to the Fourth U.N. Women's Conference Mother Teresa

A "Fluttering Flock" of Messengers? Women in the New Testament Sarah S. Henrich

The Thanksgiving of Women after Childbirth, commonly called The Churching of Women Natalie Knodel

Liturgical Preaching by Women: A New Sign Language of Salvation Sarah Ann Fairbanks

Ignored Opportunities for Women in Canon Law Ida Raming

Is Silence Golden? Paul and Women's Speech in Corinth Caroline Vander Stichele

The Nature of Women and the Method of Theology Mary Aquin O'Neill

What the Nuns Read: Literary Evidence from the English Bridgettine House, Syon Abbey  Ann Hutchison

Study Shows Church Is Still a Men's Club: Women's Leadership Roles Show Little Increase in Five Years Robin T. Edwards

Strange Omission of Key Women in the Lectionary Ruth Fox

CTU Women 'Quietly Push Forth a Vision' Tim Unsworth

Women Bring New Dimension to Several Aspects of Ministry Debra Nussbaum Cohen

Three Fifteenth-century Vowesses Mary C. Erler

The Imperial Abbey and the Town of Zurich: The Benedictine Nuns and the Price of Ritual in 13th, 14th, and 15th Century Switzerland Elizabeth Lipsmeyer

Christology, African Women and Ministry Laurenti Magesa

Leadership from a Feminist Perspective Lynn N. Rhodes

Scholar Unearths History of Celtic Women: Women Played Roles That Today Belong to Male Priesthood Dawn Gibeau

Women-Church: 'Adrift' from Catholicism? - Women-Church Convergence Conference Demetria Martinez

Celebrating Diversity of Catholic Women: Women-Church Convergence Conference Demetria Martinez

New Roles for Women in the Institutional Church Jeanne Pieper

Women-Church: A Way to Stay While Patriarchy Wears Away Rosemary Radford Ruether

The Role of the Female Sacristan prior to Trent Geertruida de Moor

Dowries, Private Income, and Anniversary Masses: The Nuns of Saint-Antoine-des-Champs (Paris) Constance H. Berman

A Comparative Study of Three Manuscripts of the Rule of St. Benedict for Women John E. Crean Jr

Syncletica of Palestine: A Sixth-Century Female Anchorite Tim Vivian

A Woman's Place Alice Bourke Hayes, PhD

Women and Men Working Together in Jesuit Institutions of Higher Learning Lisa Sowle Cahill, PhD

Mulieres Religiosĉ in Goswin of Villers Martinus Cawley

Open Monasteries for Women in Late Medieval and Early Modern Italy: Two Roman Examples  Katherine Gill

The Iconography of St. Martha: Some Considerations  Diane E. Peters

Women in the Church: Interpreting the Past, Envisaging the Future Megan Walker

Gender and the Authority of Friars: the Significance of Holy Women for Thirteenth -Century Franciscans and Dominicans John Coakley

Celibatarian Repression of Women Uta Ranke-Heinemann

Fashions in Monastic Patronage: The Popularity of Supporting Cistercian Abbeys for Women in Thirteenth-Century Northern France Constance H. Berman

The Ordeal of Community: Hagiography and Discipline in Merovingian Convents  Jo Ann McNamara

Holy Women and Monks in the Thirteenth Century: Friendship or Exploitation? Brian Patrick McGuire

Syncletica and Macrina: Two Early Lives of Women Saints Kevin Corrigan

Partners in Ministry: Men and Women Stephanie K. Frey and Lawrence R. Wohlrabe

Women in Religious Congregations and Politics Leslie Griffin

Men's Houses, Women's Houses: The Relationship between the Sexes in Twelfth Century Monasticism Constance H. Berman

Woman Seen as a 'Problem' and as 'Solution' in the Theological Anthropoloqy of the Early Fathers: Considering the Consequences Dr. Marie-Henry Keane O.P.

The Image of St. Brigit in the Early Irish Church Dorothy Ann Bray

Looking for Medieval Women: An Interim Report on the Project 'Women's Religious Life and Communities, AD 500-1500  Mary Martin McLaughlin

Missionaries, Apostles, Coworkers: Romans 16 and the Reconstruction of Women's Early Christian History Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza

Women and Discipleship in the New Testament Janet Gaden

Woman and the Desert Fathers Louis Leloir, OSB

Pope Joan S. Baring-Gould and Margot H. King

Women in the Church: Scriptural Principles and Ecclesial Practice Commission on Theology and Church Relations of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod

The Passion of Perpetua, Everywoman of Late Antiquity Mary Ann Rossi

Women and the Church Elaine Storkey, SPCK

Polarization: Christianity against Feminism Elaine Storkey, SPCK

Woman and Power Mary Daniel Turner

Women Making Church Benedicte du Chaffaut

Mary Ward: Women and Leadership Joan Chittister

Women and Theology Margaret Brennan

Women in Ministries Veronica Brady

Women as Donors and Patrons to Southern French Monastaries in the 12th and 13th centuries Constance H. Berman

The Role of Women According to Jesus and the Early Church Robert J. Karris, O.F.M.

The Status of Women in the Code of Canon Law and in the United Nations Convention Marie-Therese van Lunen Chenu and Louise Wentholt

Women in the New Code Rose McDermott

The Role of Women in Early Christianity Jean LaPorte

Scholarship in Women's Communities  Suzanne Fonay Wemple

The Role of Women in the Church: The Pauline Perspective John E. Toews

Women and Ministry in the New Testament Elisabeth M Tetlow

Woman in the Church Louis Bouyer

Filippa Mareri, la santa baronessa, la santa del Cicolano Robert Brentano

Women in the Life of the Church Elizabeth Carroll

Women in Vatican Documents 1960 to the Present Nadine Foley, O.P.

Full Participation of Women in the Life of the Catholic Church Edward J Kilmartin, S.J.

Hermeneutics and Women in the Church Grant R. Osborne

Women in the Early Church: A Problem of Perspective Lloyd G. Patterson

Women Ministers in the New Testament Church? C. E. Cerling, Jr.

Women and Ministry Elizabeth Carroll

Women in the Church Rosemary Haughton

Male Clericalism and the Dread of Women Rosemary Radford Ruether

Women in Ministry: A Sisters' View National Assembly of Women Religious

Woman in a Man's Church Arlene Swidler

The Ministry of Women in the Church Jean Beyer

Consecration and Ministry of Women in the Church: Personal Reflections Begona De Isusi

The Ministry of Woman in the Church Agnes Cunningham

Is There Room for Women in the Functions of the Church? Jan Peters, O.C.D.

Women Ministers in the Catholic Church? Rene van Eyden

Woman and the Council: Hopes and Expectations Dr. Gertrud Heinzelmann

Women and the Church Mary F. Daly, S.T.L.

Catholic Women and the Modern Era Mary F. Daly, S.T.L.

Resolutions passed at its conventions in Freiburg 1963 and Antwerp 1964 St. Joan's International Alliance

Women and the Church Rosemary Lauer, Ph. D.

Two Sermons on Wives and Widows St. Bernardino of Siena

The Production of the Woman Saint Thomas Aquinas in his Summa Theologica

Statements on Women Church Fathers, Doctors, and Saints

Sisters Between: Gender and the Medieval Beguines Abby Stoner

Epistolae: Medieval Women's Letters

Catholic Perspective on Women in Society and in the Church

Women And The Australian Church

Female Ministry; or, Woman's Right to Preach the Gospel Catherine Mumford Booth

The Doves Kinswoman Jim McKay

The St. Nina Quarterly

Women-Church Convergence

Catholic Network for Women's Equality

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