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Celia Wexler — Catholic Women Confront their Church: Stories of Hurt and Hope
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 (Evening)
TIME: 5:30—7:30 PM
EVENT TYPE: Speaker Reception
Is it possible to be a professional woman, independent-thinking, who believes in gender equality, but still be a Catholic? With this powerfully intimate book, journalist Celia Wexler, lifelong devout Catholic, gently pulls the scab away from the deep hurt many Catholic women feel in their faith and within their Church. Her book, based upon in-depth interviews, tells the stories of ten exceptional women who have chosen to remain Catholic despite their deep disagreements with the institutional Church, even today under Pope Francis 1. The profiled women span a diverse ranges of ages, races, ethnicities, and experience, single and married, lesbian and straight, mothers and sisters, including Sister Simone Campbell, founder of the “nuns on the bus” movement for social justice, and Barbara Blaine, founder of SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. They all share the conviction that their faith is bigger than the Church.
PRICE: $20 Members; $25 Non-Members