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Women in the Church (letter)

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 Contents - May 2000AD2000 May 2000 - Buy a copy now
Editorial: Australian Catholic Bishops' Conference - Michael Gilchrist
Australian Catholic University student survey - Michael Gilchrist
News: The Church Around the World
How do we know whether a sacrament is valid or not? - Fr Peter Joseph
The priesthood: John Paul II's Holy Thursday Letter sets guidelines - Pope John Paul II
What are the foundations of a good Catholic education? - Dr. John J. Haldane
Understanding the Incarnation - Msgr Peter J. Elliott
Books: Francis Thompson: author of 'The Hound of Heaven' - Michael Daniel
How the future John Paul II saved a Jewish girl's life - Zenit News Service
Letters: Women's report: a reply (letter) - Dr Marie McDonald
Letters: Nothing to do? (letter) - Frank Mobbs
Letters: More on Adelaide (letter) - Margret E. Mills
Letters: Women in the Church (letter) - Marie Kennedy
Letters: 'Day of Pardon' (letter) - Paul MacLeod
Letters: Reply to Fr Frank Brennan (letter) - Richard Egan
Letters: God's love (letter) - Justin Ford
Letters: EWTN visit (letter) - Mike Keating
Letters: Mixed marriages (letter) - John Schmidt
Letters: Archbishop Pell defended (letter) - Fr Kevin Ryan
Letters: Year of the Lord (letter) - Fr Chrysostom Alexander
Books: 'Three Inns of Everlasting Happiness' by Fr Fabian Duggan - Catherine Sheehan (reviewer)
Books: 'The Wisdom of Adrian Fortescue' ed. Michael Davies - Michael Daniel (reviewer)
Books: 'The Legacy of Pope John Paul II' ed. Geoffrey Gneuhs - Anthony Cappello (reviewer)
Books: 'The Ever-Illuminating Wisdom of St Thomas Aquinas' by Peter Kreeft et al - Tracey Rowland (reviewer)
Reflection: Mary's divine motherhood: central to God's plan of salvation - Sr Mary Augustine Lane OP

The "Participation of Women in the Church" project appears to have been instigated by a feminist lobby, wishing to establish its own agenda in the Catholic Church.

While the results of the Catholic Church Life Survey revealed 75 percent of Catholic women accepted the status quo, the report Woman and Man: One in Christ Jesus contained predominantly feminist views for presentation to the Australian hierarchy for implementation.

Having, in good faith, attended the inaugural meeting in Canberra of Participation of Women in the Church on 13 May 1997, I encountered a prevalent derision of Catholicity, extending to mockery and blasphemy. Church authority was attacked with vehemence and the Papal Nuncio declared outside the Church of Australia.

When two audience members objected to this, they were officially requested to leave. When they refused to do so, uproar ensued, leading to a temporary suspension of the meeting. In short this meeting was a farce and reports from some other venues indicated a similar state of affairs.

This is a serious situation made more difficult by the fact that the cult of feminism is being promoted by a few of the women who have been most respected in the Church community - religious sisters.

The recently formed Magdalene Foundation promotes Catholic teachings and shows consideration for the majority of women who love Christ and his Church.

Goulburn, NSW

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Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 13 No 4 (May 2000), p. 14

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