Women in Catholic Church
April 30, 2005 Saturday 3PM CT
The new leader of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI, has pledged a hard-line stance against the ordination of women and promises a commitment to traditional church values. So what does that mean for the efforts of church feminists like Sister Joan Prejean (PRAY-zhohn) and other women who have influenced the Catholicism? This on Here on Earth, Jean Feraca and her guest discuss the future of Catholic women's activism.
- Joan Chittister (CHIT-is-ter), O.S.B., is a Benedictine Sister of Erie, PA, founder and executive director of Benetvision, and is a regular columnist for the National Catholic Reporter. She presently serves as co-chair of the Global Peace initiative of Women Religious and Spiritual Leaders. Author of "Called to Question: A Spiritual Memoir"
Soundbites and Music Used in the Program
- Doves - "Break Me Gently" - From the album Lost Souls - Astralwerks
- Doves - "Sea Song" - From the album Lost Souls - Astralwerks
- Doves - "The Man Who Told Everything" - From the album Lost Souls - Astralwerks