The Elephant in the Church – A People’s Catholic Seminary Course

The Elephant in the Church – A People’s Catholic Seminary Course

PCS 306 Visionary Women Leaders in Christianity

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course explores “Women Christianity” from a historical perspective, following the story from biblical times to the present day. Women are the “elephant in the Roman Catholic Church.” They have been perpetually silenced, ignored and discounted. If the Church is to survive, it is evident that it must be a more inclusive Church where the gifts of women and men are equally recognized, and where the present understanding of ordination is transformed from the bottom up.

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The Elephant in the Church by Mary T. Malone

Women are the elephant in the Church. They have been perpetually silenced, ignored and discounted. They are not required to make any contribution to the Church, except for obedience. This book explores what the author terms Women Christianity from a historical perspective, following the story from biblical times to the present day. If the Christian Church is to survive, it is clear that it must be a more inclusive Church where the gifts of women and men are equally recognised, and where the whole notion of ordination has to be revamped from the bottom up. First published in 2014, this revised edition includes an interview with the author in how her view on the role of women in the Church has changed over recent years. It also includes a new introduction by the former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese.

Secondary Text: What About Me? Women and the Catholic Church by Sharon Tighe-Mooney

COURSE FORMAT

This course is offered as an independent study or in a cohort model. Cohorts meet in person or use an on-line blog format (www.blogger.com) to foster an interactive learning community.

Cost of Course: $100. Financial aid available.  Register here:
https://pcs306coursedescription2.blogspot.com/

Course is now open and accepting students.

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For the safety of our community, we will come together on ZOOM for our virtual liturgy each Sunday at 10 AM-  (Come at 9:30 for socializing). The presider for each week will send out the readings and a homily starter for your personal reflection. They may also be found at  https://upperroomliturgiesrituals.blogspot.com        (If you are not already on our email list, see the instructions at the end of this post.)

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