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This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women’s leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article.Key FeaturesProvides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work to maximize accessibility for today's student audience.
Chapter 51: Women as Leaders in Catholicism
Women as Leaders in Catholicism
This could be a very short chapter because the male-only leadership model of the Roman Catholic Church renders the notion of women leaders moot. Only men can be ordained. Only ordained persons can make most decisions about sacraments, real estate, and church discipline. Thus women, even nuns, are excluded from leadership that involves decision making. But I take a broader view of the topic, first outlining the problem, then describing how women have exerted leadership of their own making, concluding with some possible options for the future. It is a ...