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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 ...

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