Monday, April 25, 2005
Below is an excerpt from a well written article on women in the Church (FULL)
"...Under the leadership of John Paul II, women were given prominent roles in the Vatican, such as Harvard law professor Mary Ann Glendon's appointment to head the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. We also saw women assume more responsibilities in local dioceses and more women earning theological degrees. As the discussion shifts toward the subject of men and women, it's becoming clearer that women's fundamental equality is not compromised because we can't be ordained. I am hopeful that Benedict XVI will continue the conversation to more fully explore the unique feminine gift that only women can provide to the Catholic Church."