Particular Passions

Particular Passions: Talks with Women who Shaped our Times

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Will women ever be included in the Vatican?

Lynn GilbertComment

The Vatican, an august and regal place fitting royalty, protects the rituals of the Catholic Church whose doctrine on faith and morals is seen as infallible. (Wikipedia)

Papal Conclave 2013
Papal Conclave 2013

The Church is the largest non-government provider of education and medical services in the world. (Wikipedia). Curious then, that a humanitarian institution denies women in their community and the world imbues the church with this power, in spite of the rampant pedophilia and scandals in the Church.

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Why should women, who are the majority of the population, have to plead for a place in the sun. Read the story of Betty Friedan, whose book 'The Feminine Mystique' galvanized a grass roots movement to change women’s role in society.

From one review: "Tantalizing glimpses into the lives of women who have not only made a living at their own “particular passion,” but have become well known, even world renowned, for doing work they love." — Christian Science Monitor. 

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