New Horizons


Feminism challenges the dominant form of Roman Catholicism today at both essential and functional levels: What is the point of staying in a church whose good theology is never practiced? This paper uses feminist analysis of ecclesiology, prayer, and sacramental theology to argue that rather than leave, Catholic women and feminists must constantly ask, “What is God calling us to change, and what do we do until we get the change we need?” When we live in the tension, we remain faithful to our religious commitments and are able to enact practical methods for inspiring social, cultural, and ecclesial transformation.


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