Author(s): Phyllis Zagano
The book investigates three situations in the Catholic Church that point to Catholicism's weak spot: the role of women in the Church. Zagano sheds light on the Catholic Church's hierarchically-imposed laws that keep women at a distance from the holy, whether as liturgical ministers, as wives of priests, or as priests themselves.
Phyllis Zagano is Senior Research Associate-in-Residence and Adjunct Professor of Religion at Hofstra University and a columnist for the National Catholic Reporter .
PART I: JURIDICAL AUTHORITY: BISHOP BRUSKEWITZ, THE BISHOPS' CONFERENCE, AND CALL TO ACTION Community and Authority Who is Fabian Bruskewitz? The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops The USCCB and the Sex Abuse Scandal Bishop Bruskewitz and Call to Action Call to Action and Call to Action-Nebraska Call to Action Communion and Authority in Lincoln, Nebraska PART II: SACRAMENTAL AUTHORTIY: ARCHBISHOP MILINGO, THE VATICAN, AND MARRIED PRIESTS NOW! Who is Emanuel Milingo? Lusaka Rome Marriage, Moon, and Married Priests Now! Married Priests, Faith Healing-Africa, Rome, and Around the World The Excommunications of Archbishop Millingo Questions of Communion and Authority Personal Prelatures and Future Possibilities The Underground Church in Czechoslovakia PART III: JURIDICAL AUTHORITY, SACRAMENTAL AUTHORITY, AND WOMEN'S ORDINATION Infallibility Roman Catholic Womenpriests The Sacrament of Order: History and Theology Anglican Women Priests and the Validity of Anglican Orders Ordained Women Deacons Conclusions Regarding the Diaconate Ordination, Excommunication, and Roman Catholic Women Interlude: Ordained Women in the Underground Church