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Conscience and Calling: Ethical Reflections on Catholic by Anne E. Patrick

By Anne E. Patrick

This quantity probes the that means and moral implications of the strong image of vocation from the vantage of up to date Catholic ladies, with specific consciousness to the reports of ladies spiritual. meant as a follow-up to Liberating moral sense: Feminist Explorations in Catholic ethical Theology, the recent e-book will profit many readers, together with Catholic leaders, laity, and non secular, in addition to folks attracted to Christian ethics and American spiritual historical past extra more often than not. The paintings treats twentieth-century heritage and newer advancements, together with tensions among the Vatican and revolutionary Catholics, the advance of lay ministries, and the flow to ordain girls deacons, monks, and bishops.

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I employ this typology for its heuristic value without intending to oversimplify the human experiences involved or to deny that middle positions exist between the two extremes. Finally, I have weighed the question of whether justice would be better served by fictionalizing these accounts, since they are told from the churchwomen’s point of view, and the churchmen involved in the conflicts might tell things quite differently. The decision to present the actual details as found in the convent archives and through interviews with sisters was reached for two reasons.

She herself has continued to minister in various capacities as a Sister of Mercy, and she has spoken about her experiences with journalists and audiences in many places. ”4 Is Kane’s sense of urgency justified? How should Catholic women deal with tensions and conflicts between themselves and churchmen? To help address these questions this chapter will offer an illustration of the ecclesiastical injustice sometimes experienced by twentieth-century women religious, and will also demonstrate the difference made in recent years by the shift from a patriarchal to an egalitarian-feminist understanding of virtue.

Griffin responded on 22 December that “the nature and content of your letter came as a great surprise,” and said she needed to pray and reflect on the matter and would visit Key West again in February. ” According to Sister Rose Gallagher, then Apostolic Director for the women’s community, on 15 January 1990 there was a meeting of Griffin and herself with the Vicar for Religious in Miami, Sister Denise Marie Callaghan, for the sake of exploring “approaches to solutions,” but this proved fruitless.

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