Good Catholic Girls: How Women Are Leading the Fight to Change the Church (Google eBook)
The widely exposed transgressions of priests within the Catholic Church stunned the faithful and sent a new surge of energy through the progressive church reform movement in the United States. Despite the movement's growing profile, the world has only recently learned that Catholic women are the driving force behind reform. Good Catholic Girls is a lively account of these courageous women, as seen through the eyes of an impassioned journalist, Angela Bonavoglia. They include Joan Chittister, the Benedictine nun who refused to obey a Vatican order not to speak at an international conference for women's ordination groups; Mary Ramerman, ordained a Catholic priest before 3,000 jubilant supporters; Frances Kissling, whose fight for women's reproductive rights has shaken the Church at its highest levels; Barbara Blaine, a priest abuse survivor who created the nation's most powerful voice for victims; and Sister Jeannine Gramick, who built a pioneering ministry to gays and lesbians, despite Vatican orders to silence her and ban her work.
Backed by supporters worldwide, these and other women are rethinking Catholic theology, changing the face of ministry, and resurrecting the lost lives of female church leaders. As Bonavoglia shows, the hierarchy ignores them at its peril.
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Review: Good Catholic Girls: How Women Are Leading the Fight to Change the ChurchUser Review - Linda Eshelman - Goodreads
Although I don't agree with all of the points in this book, it is well written and informative. I like the fact that it backs up its data with names and dates. I think that this book needed to be written. Read full review
Review: Good Catholic Girls: How Women Are Leading the Fight to Change the ChurchUser Review - Mary Johnson - Goodreads
Angela Bonavoglia introduced me to many good women in the Church, and for this I am grateful. Her passionate story moved me at times to tears, at other times to anger. Bonavoglia makes her biases ... Read full review
THE ORDINATION OF MARY RAMERMAN
CALLING THE QUESTION
SAYING GOODBYE TO AUNT ANNE
THE CHURCH AND REFORMLIST OF PROGRESSIVE ORGANIZATIONS
TIMELINE OF SELECTED EVENTS