The contributors to Women, Sex, and the Church challenge the common misconception that Catholic teachings are anti-women and anti-sex. Instead, these women explore precisely how controversial teachings on abortion, sex, marriage, contraception, and reproductive technologies evidence the Church’s love of women. The timely issues of the priesthood, balancing work and family, and the intersection of Catholic sexual and social ethics are also discussed. The contributors to this text rely on biological, sociological, and medical evidence, combined with personal anecdotes and experience, to defend difficult Church teaching—all from a pro-woman perspective.
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This book takes on both the thorniest dilemmas and the best kept secrets of the Catholic Church’s teachings concerning women, with thoroughness, intelligence, and honesty.
—Helen Alvaré, associate professor of law, George Mason University
It should be required reading for every son, brother, fiancée, husband, father, seminarian, and priest. These women know something about life, and in listening to them you come away wanting to become a better man.
—Paul McNellis, philosophy faculty, Boston College
As a highly readable, provocative exposition of the case for the Church’s vision of sex, marriage, and sexual difference, it could not be more timely.
—Mary Shivanandan, professor of theology, John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family
Erika Bachiochi holds a JD from Boston University School of Law and an MA in theology from Boston College, where she was a Bradley Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Religion and Politics. Bachiochi was the editor of The Cost of “Choice”: Women Evaluate the Impact of Abortion. She lectures at colleges, universities, and law schools on feminism, the family, abortion, and the church, and keynotes various conferences and retreats for Catholic women.