Beyond the male model: empowering Catholic women who preach
Anna K Adams
This thesis addresses the disempowerment faced by women who preach in the Catholic Church. Having few role models, these women may not fully claim their identity as preachers. How can Catholic women who preach be empowered to claim their identity and authority as preachers? This study demonstrates how by both naming the obstacles presented by their tradition and uncovering potential sources of liberation and empowerment, Catholic women who preach may find encouragement to claim their identity and authority as preachers. Two half-day processes of theological reflection by Catholic female preachers were conducted to explore the aforementioned questions.
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