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New high level appointments signal changing Vatican role for women

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    The pope's decision to include these women in an all male dicastery responds to a desire to better represent the various realities of consecrated life and to strengthen the presence of women in decision making positions.

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    New High-Level Appointments Signal Changing Vatican Role for Women
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  2. Arcangl86

    Arcangl86 Newbie

    Why was the Congregation previously all-male if it already had members of the laity in it? Wouldn't women's orders and men's orders have different concerns? One of the obvious ones I can think of is that cloistered women's orders can't rely on the membership to provide clergy.
  3. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    Well, as the article states; while the appointments are historic, this is really not new. The Church has always been more open to women's roles in the Church than society has been. It has always been my understanding that sisters have had a voice concerning their own orders. These are just official appointments.
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  4. eastcoast_bsc

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