Veritas Series

Speaker: Dr. Catherine E. Clifford

Not as Guests, but as Full Participants in Social and Ecclesial Life: Perspectives on Women in the Church Today

Pope Francis maintains there is a need today for a “more widespread and incisive female presence” in the various settings of the church where important decisions are made. Beginning from the presence of lay and religious women at the Second Vatican Council, this talk will consider the many ways that women are actively contributing to the life of the Catholic Church today in often unacknowledged ways. How might their gifts be more fully received into the structure of the church?