Roman Catholics: The Rib Uncaged

One of the sprightly surprises of Roman Catholicism's renewal movement is the fact that women, as well as men, are calling for further church reform. Since the end of the Second Vatican Council, the church in the U.S. has been subject to a paper barrage of theological journalism produced by young, concerned, college-educated Catholic laywomen. Invading the traditional masculine province of theology, these teachers, writers, editors (and housewives) have challenged existing attitudes toward contraception, divorce and, more recently, wider questions involving other doctrines of the church. Three of these lively damsels-errant...