The movement for ordaining women in the Catholic Church is rapidly gaining ground. As it does, questions are increasingly being asked about how the Church will need to adapt in order to accept women equally. Historically and theologically, the Catholic Church's understanding of itself has been shaped and is still driven by an all-male hierarchy.
This book sets out a theological framework for a renewed understanding of the priesthood and of leadership within the Church in which women may play a full part. It describes the work already being done by women throughout the Catholic Church worldwide in liturgy, pastoral work, mission, theology, catechestics and engagement with questions of social justice.
Dorothea McEwan is archivist of the Warburg Institute in the University of London. She is the author of numerous books on feminist theology and is one of the authors of Making Liturgy.
Myra Poole snd is a Notre Dame sister and is the author of Prayer, Protest, Power.
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