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Women & Church

Food for thought as members of  the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests gather for their annual retreat:

“Throughout Christian history it has always been recognized that the home is the place where Christianity is passed on, and that women, mothers and grandmothers, have been the prime evangelists.
Now in the twenty-first century, homes may no longer function as centers of evangelization. The old headship of the male husband and father is no longer a reality, and the male leaders of the churches are diminishing in numbers. 

Women have always done theology, and ministry, in both word and deed. Their theology has not necessarily been expressed in tomes or lecture halls, but it is the daily living guide for more than half the Church. “

Click on Elephant in the Church for the rest of this article taken from Mary Malone’s book.