Contents page. Women in Ministry: A Sisters' View from National Assembly of Women Religious, Chicago, 1972.

Women in Ministry: A Sisters' View

from National Assembly of Women Religious, Chicago, 1972.


Dedication - “a burning question...” Pope Paul VI 7

The Changing World of Woman: 1972

Foreward Ethne Kennedy 9
Men and Women in Partnership in the Church and in
Pro Mundi Vita 19
Prologue Most Rev. Walter J. Schoenheer 59

Women in Ministry: a Sister's View

Pastoral Ministry:
Overview and Perspective
Agnes Cunningham 65
Women and Ministries in the 1970s:
a Psychologist Reflects
Susan Breckel 83
Discernment of Ministries:
Fad, Fetish or New Panacea
Rita Anne Houlihan 97
Law, Ministry and Women Religious Barbara Thomas 111
Women in Ordained Ministry:
a Sociologist Questions
Marie Augusta Neal 119
Gospel to the Hispanic;
Unrecognised ministry?
Dominga Zapata 123
Women Theologize:
Notes from Alverno Conference, 1972
Mary Austin Doherty
Margaret Earley
Changing Ministries;
Easter Week Seminar, 1972
Margaret G.Smith 161
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