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WOMEN, SEX, AND THE CHURCH: A Case for Catholic Teaching


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"The women who write in this volume challenge the common misconception that the Catholic Church's teachings are anti-women and anti-sex. Rather, these women believe that it is precisely the Church's controversial teachings on abortion, sex, marriage, and contraception that bespeak the Church's love of women-and reverence for sex. Recent empirical evidence reveals just how harmful breaking from these teachings has been for women, their children, and our culture over the past few decades. Indeed, the women who write these chapters argue that contrary to popular belief, following Church teachings on sex and marriage, in spite of the sometimes arduous difficulty of doing so, actually helps women to flourish-physically, emotionally, relationally, and socially."
-from the Introduction

Topics include:

Authentic Freedom and Equality in Difference
The Uniqueness of Woman: Church Teaching on Abortion
The Fullness of Sexuality: Church Teaching on Premarital Sex
The Liberation of Lifelong Love: Church Teaching on Marriage,br>The Gift of Female Fertility: Church Teaching on Contraception
The Church's Best Kept Secret: Church Teaching on Infertility Treatment
Embodied Ecclesiology: Church Teaching on the Priesthood
Dueling Vocations: Managing the Tensions Beween Our Private and Public Callings
Reflecions on the Kinship Between Catholic Sexual and Social Teaching.

"All women of faith possess a distinctively feminine mission of cultural renewal: to reveal to the world the way of attentive, humanizing, self-giving love." -Erika Bachiochi, editor.

Features & Benefits:

  • Includes contributions from eight different women of various backgrounds and professions
  • Ideal for those who wish to strengthen their knowledge of Catholic social teaching in order to support the Church

Paperback 0.6" H x 9.1" L x 5.9" W (0.85 lbs) 251 pages

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