The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church

The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church August 8, 2015

…looks like a promising new book:

A direct response to Pope Francis’ call for a “theology of women.”

Steubenville, OH, July 2015—Examining one of the most divisive issues today, The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church explores the role of women in the covenant of salvation. Dr. Monica Migliorino Miller defines authentic feminine authority with the support of Scripture, the writings of the Church Fathers, contemporary theological insights, and historical witnesses to the role of women in the Catholic Church.

Exploring the meanings of both authority and sexuality, Miller’s presentation highlights the significance of women and explains how women exemplify the reality of the Church in relation to Christ and the ministerial priesthood. The author engages modern feminist theologies with clarity and precision, articulating a response to the claims of gender irrelevance and more.

The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church affirms the dignity of all women, indicates their place within the Church, and explores possibilities for the future.

“Can anyone doubt that the defining public conversation of our time is over the meaning of gender? . . .This book is a beautiful beginning to a true conversation.” —Scott Hahn, popular author and speaker

The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church discusses
+authentic authority in the Catholic Church
+feminist approaches to covenantal theology
+the meaning of male authority in the Church
+Mary the Mother of God and authority
+the writings of the Church Fathers on women
+women’s identity, authority, and roles in the Catholic Church
+Historical and contemporary examples of female authority

Monica Migliorino Miller holds a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Marquette University and has written extensively on the subject of women in the Church. Her books include Sexuality and Authority in the Catholic Church and Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars. Her writing has appeared in Crisis Magazine,, First Things, The National Catholic Register, New Oxford Review, and The New Catholic Encyclopedia. Dr. Miller is a professor at Madonna College in Livonia, Michigan.

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  • johnnysc

    Anybody raised and educated in Catholic schools (well I guess not so much lately) already knows and appreciates the authority of women in the Catholic Church. Those nuns and sisters were tough! They were also great educators, nurses, administrators and great examples of working with the less fortunate. It’s ironic that the same liberal element that is calling for more authority for women in the Church (which means only women priestesses and nothing else) is the same that contributed to the decimation of the religious orders in the ‘spirit’ of Vatican II.