Catholic Women Confront Their Church: Stories Of Hurt And Hope by Celia Viggo WexlerCatholic Women Confront Their Church: Stories Of Hurt And Hope by Celia Viggo Wexler

Catholic Women Confront Their Church: Stories Of Hurt And Hope

byCelia Viggo Wexler

Hardcover | September 29, 2016

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Catholic Women Confront Their Church tells the stories of nine exceptional women who have chosen to remain Catholic despite their deep disagreements with the institutional church. From Barbara Blaine, founder of Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP), to Sister Simone Campbell, whose "Nuns on the Bus" tour for social justice generated national attention, the book highlights women whose stories illustrate not only problems in the church but also the promise of reform. The women profiled span a diverse range of ages, ethnicities, and experiences-single and married, lesbian and straight, mothers and sisters. The women profiled share one trait-that faith is bigger than the institutional church. The book's Introduction provides readers with an essential overview of the history of women in the church, and the Conclusion looks at the potential for future change. Ideal for anyone who has struggled with the Catholic church's relationship with women, this moving book offers hope.
Celia Viggo Wexler is a lifelong Catholic and an award-winning journalist and nonfiction author. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Columbia Journalism Review, and The Nation. She is also a blogger for The Huffington Post.
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Title:Catholic Women Confront Their Church: Stories Of Hurt And HopeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 9.37 × 6.22 × 0.83 inPublished:September 29, 2016Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442254130

ISBN - 13:9781442254138

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Table of Contents

1.My Story2.Frances Kissling: Abortion's Moralist3.Sharon MacIsaac McKenna: From Convent to Commune4.Sister Simone Campbell: God's Lobbyist5.Marianne Duddy-Burke: Beyond Catholic Incorporated6.Diana Hayes: The Thorn in the Church's Side7.Teresa Delgado: Trauma and Faith 8.Barbara Blaine: Still Seeking Justice9.Gretchen Reydams-Schils: Breaking through the Silence10.Joshunda Sanders: Coming Home Epilogue: For Our DaughtersBibliography

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Celia Wexler explores an important question for many modern women of faith: Is it possible to be a professional, independent thinking woman-who believes in gender equality-and still be a Catholic? Through the personal stories of ten notable women, herself included, Wexler navigates the clash of traditional Catholicism and the realities of twenty-first century womanhood with wisdom and insight. A must-read for any person of faith living in today's secular world.