Special Post: Feminism is not the answer to the Catholic Church’s abuse crisis

During the scandal of the American Church, perhaps a scandal equal to the Protestant Reformation (according to some), a few Catholic sources have put forward a solution to the crisis: feminism.

In America Magazine’s “As the church faces another crisis, look to women for help”, the author Valerie Schultz states that “…as long as we refuse to allow women to occupy positions of real authority within the church, we will bring these revolting abuses and subsequent headlines on ourselves.”, and that “Jesus relied on women to get it right” and “We women are being called to shake things up, to redesign and repurpose this church of Jesus, our beloved one, holy, catholic, apostolic church.”. [emphasis added] Continue reading “Special Post: Feminism is not the answer to the Catholic Church’s abuse crisis”