Women & Feminism

And Adam said: This now is bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man.

~ Genesis 2:23

Man and woman have been created, which is to say, willed by God: on the one hand, in perfect equality as human persons; on the other, in their respective beings as man and woman. "Being man" or "being woman" is a reality which is good and willed by God: man and woman possess an inalienable dignity which comes to them immediately from God their Creator. Man and woman are both with one and the same dignity "in the image of God". In their "being-man" and "being-woman", they reflect the Creator's wisdom and goodness.

In no way is God in man's image. He is neither man nor woman. God is pure spirit in which there is no place for the difference between the sexes. But the respective "perfections" of man and woman reflect something of the infinite perfection of God: those of a mother and those of a father and husband.

~Catechism of the Catholic Church, Paragraphs 369-370

Catholic Answers - Women Priests

Jocelyne's Resource-of-the-Month, December 2017
Browse radio recordings, magazine articles and Q&A on the topic of women and the priesthood. An excellent source of information for Truth seekers!
Check out the information pageon the priesthood as well, which will help in understanding the nature of the ministerial priesthood.

Catholic Women's League of Canada

Mission: The Catholic Women’s League of Canada is a national organization rooted in gospel values calling its members to holiness through service to the people of God.

female Priests: Why Not? - #Ask Father Mike

Father Mike Schmitz addresses this difficult question with gentleness and with compassion.

Girl on Fire - Jennifer Fulwiler

YouTube Video: Jennifer Fulwiler discusses Catholic womanhood at the 2015 SEEK Conference.

INTER INSIGNIORES 

DECLARATION ON THE QUESTION OF ADMISSION OF WOMEN TO THE MINISTERIAL PRIESTHOOD

MADE IN HIS IMAGE (MIHI)

TeleCounselling, Blog, Resource List, Medical Treatment
In September 2011, Maura Byrne spearheaded a new movement called Made in His Image (MIHI), a non-profit which exists to offer hope and healing to victims and survivors of abuse and women struggling with eating disorders. MIHI yearns to educate women about their inherent dignity as a daughter of God, created in His image and likeness and to challenge all women to embrace the beauty of the feminine genius and therefore be authentic women.
The mission of Made in His Image: To begin a dialogue, a discussion, in a safe and compassionate setting, to foster hope and healing, and to empower women to turn from victim to survivor. Ultimately, to provide holistic medical treatment and healing for women suffering from eating disorders, physical, and or sexual abuse, which entails, educating all women on the nature and dignity of the human person, created in the image and likeness of God.

Male and female He Created Them: Complementarity as Mission

Jocelyne's Resource-of-the-Month, July 2017
Dr. Deborah Savage, Published on Dec 1, 2015: Dr. Deborah Savage, Professor of Theology and Philosophy at St. Paul's Seminary School of Divinity, delivers a lecture entitled "Male and Female He Created Them: Complementarity as Mission," as part of the Evangelization Series at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

On Womanhood & the feminine genius - Saint John Paul II

Jocelyne's Resource-of-the-Month, October 2017

LETTER OF POPE JOHN PAUL II TO WOMEN

APOSTOLIC LETTER 'MULIERIS DIGNITATEM' OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF JOHN PAUL II

The Nature and Dignity of Women - EWTN Live

Published 07-28-2010: Fr. Mitch Pacwa with Terry Polakovich discuss a "New Feminism."
The following is a link to the website for the organization, "ENDOW," founded by Terry Polakovich.

The Role of Women in the Church and Society

By DR. ALICE VON HILDEBRAND

Jocelyne's Resource-of-the-Month, June 2017!
A talk Hosted by the Institute of Catholic Culture. Dr. Alice Von Hildebrand delivers a deeply insightful talk on the history of feminism and on its fruits! Awesome! 

Ten Frequently Asked Questions About The Reservation Of Priestly Ordination To Men

A Pastoral Response by the Committee on Doctrine of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, 1998

True Feminism - A FreeTruth Original series!

A 7-part commentary on resources and subjects related to womanhood and feminism by Jocelyne.

Part OneThe Sacred Gift of Womanhood

  Part Two: Attacks on the Sacred Gift of Womanhood

 Part Three: Male and Female He Created Them

 Part FourThe “Head” and “Heart” of the Family

 Part FiveThe Masculine and Feminine Genius

 Part 6: The Masculine and Feminine Genius Continued

Part 7: Women and the Priesthood

Why not women priests?

YouTube video by Catholic News Service: Published on Jan 31, 2013
Dominican Father Wojciech Giertych, theologian of the papal household, explains church doctrine reserving ordination to the priesthood to men.

Read the related article by Francis X. Rocca

Women & the Priesthood - Dr. peter kreeft

Dr Peter Kreeft speaks to an audience on the emotionally-charged issue of women and the priesthood. Dr Kreeft is frank and at times this may seem crass, but the honesty is needed and appreciated. He does an excellent job of summarizing the arguments that support Catholic Church teaching.

Women of Grace

"Women of Grace® is a Catholic apostolate whose mission is to transform the world one woman at a time by affirming women in their dignity and vocation as daughters of God and in their gift of authentic femininity™." Affiliated with EWTN. Lots of great stuff on this website geared toward women and women's issues. Free podcast of the week and video of the week, blog posts, articles, etc.