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Fundamentalist to Feminist to Catholic –
Episode 6

May 17, 2022 No Comments

An oft-heard criticism of the Catholic Church is its all-male ordained priesthood. That, along with a host of other ways the Church understands men and women, can be dealbreakers for some who have become interested in Catholicism.

Dr. Abigail Favale grew up fundamentalist Protestant, and later did academic work on Christian feminism. During both of these eras of her life and study, she saw Catholicism as one of the worst offenders when it came to its teachings about women on a range of moral and theological issues.

She shares how coming to understand Mary as the icon of Christian experience, and the Church’s feminine character, and the sacramental meaning of the body were stepping stones that eventually led her to embrace the Catholic Faith.

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