Women Who Changed the Church Lecture: Women and the Synod

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Many Catholic women, the mainstays of Catholic pastoral ministry, are increasingly frustrated by the Church’s response to requests for increased presence in the Church, for increased inclusion in pastoral ministry, for increased participation in decision making. How has the Church’s responded to their requests, to their repeated requests, for increased recognition of women as icons of Christ, and thereby appropriate persons to work as professionals in stable offices in the Church? Will the Synod make any difference?

Date/ Time: 24 February 2022, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Cost: £10

Lecturer: Dr Phyllis Zagano

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Women Who Changed the Church is a series of 8 lectures during the Spring of 2022 which showcase the varied voices of women throughout history and up to today who have enriched and transformed church practice, communities, and ideas.

We offer 3 intensive workshops alongside the lectures to discuss the topics presented each week in smaller, focused groups. These workshops compose one module of our women-only Catholic Theology and Practice certificate programme. The all-in cost for all 8 lectures plus the workshops is £180. See our website for more information or contact apply@mbit.cam.ac.uk.

About the Lecturer:

Dr. Phyllis Zagano is an internationally acclaimed Catholic scholar who has lectured throughout the United States, and in Canada, Europe and Australia. Her many awards include the 2014 Isaac Hecker Award for Social Justice from The Paulist Center Community in Boston for “her prolific body of work that has constantly echoed the cry of the poorest of our society for dignity and for justice both inside and outside the church….specifically the dignity of all women.” Her groundbreaking work on women in the diaconate led to her appointment to the Pontifical Commission for the Study of the Diaconate of Women in 2016. She has taught at Fordham, Boston, and Yale Universities, and currently holds a research appointment at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York. Her most recent books are Women: Icons of Christ (Paulist, 2020), winner of a Catholic Media Association Book Award and Just Catholic: The Future is Now (Garratt, 2021).

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