Thursday, August 29, 2013

Blessed John Paul II and Women

In light of Pope Francis’s comments about a “Theology of Women” this summer, Pia De Solenni reflects on Blessed John Paul II’s theology of women and the impact it had on the Church:

As I progressed in my research, I realized just how visionary Pope John Paul II had been. He wasn’t offering a Catholic version of a fascist salute to motherhood. He was taking the concept of motherhood in a wholly different direction. After all, by the time he was writing, the developed world knew that women could match, and even surpass, men in most things. Instead of answering a question that had long sought an answer by defining women in terms of what men do, he focused on who a woman is, a much more elusive topic.

Check out her National Catholic Register column here

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