New Catholic Women

New Catholic Women

A Contemporary Challenge to Traditional Religious Authority
Mary Jo Weaver
Distribution: World
Publication date: 12/22/1995
ISBN: 978-0-253-11571-3
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Weaver fills an important gap in women’s studies through her investigation of the intersection of the women’s movement with the lives of contemporary Roman Catholic women." —Iris

Mary Jo Weaver has charted the course of this new consciousness among Roman Catholic women." —Rosemary Radford Ruether

This is the first full-scale study of how the U.S. women’s movement has intersected with the lives and aspirations of American Roman Catholic women."—Elizabeth Johnson, Religious Studies Review

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Table of Contents

New Catholic Women Ten Years Later


1 Who Can Find a Valiant Voman?: American Catholic Women in Historical Perspective

2 From Immigrants to Emigrants: Women in the Parish

3 Inside Outsiders: Sisters and the Women’s Movement

4 Ordination, Collective Power, and Sisterhood: Foundations for the Future

5 Enlarging the Discipline: Roman Catholic Feminist Theologians

6 Affirming the Connections: Roman Catholic Feminist Spirituality