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Catholic feminism: pain, prayer and paradox

Massam, Katharine (2012) Catholic feminism: pain, prayer and paradox. In: Preachers, Prophets and Heretics. Anglican Women's Ministry. New South Publishing, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, pp. 224-251. ISBN 978 174223 337 6


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The chapter traces the discussion of ordination of women within Australian Catholic feminism with a focus on the 1970s through to the 1990s. It highlights the work of Rosemary Goldie and the theological perspective of Thérèse of Lisieux alongside the development of the groups Ordination of Catholic Women and Women and the Australian Church. It explores the common hope for a renewal of priestly ministry, and the conviction that unites disparate Catholic opinion that the ordained priesthood for women is not a feminist end in itself, as the church is not an end in itself, but exists to enable God's mission, the transformation of the world.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Catholic feminism, women, Australia, Rosemary Goldie, Thérèse of Lisieux, ordination
Fields of Research: 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950405 Religious Structures and Ritual
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950406 Religious Traditions (excl. Structures and Rituals)
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: C - Church History
D - Canon Law
D - Ecumenical Studies
A - Humanities, general
College/Association with University of Divinity: UFT-UCTC: United Faculty of Theology - Uniting Church Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Katharine Massam
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2013 04:26
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2018 01:06
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1118

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