Junia was described by St. Paul as “prominent among the apostles” but was airbrushed from later Church tradition
“Our position in society and the Church makes us observe things in a different way from men”, says Colombian feminist thinker Isabel Corpas de Posada
German Catholic women have declared that the far-right AfD political party is “not compatible” with Christian values.
Women are to take to pulpits in a German diocese, saying “it is not enough to give testimony only in the family or at work”.
The motto is new and marks a turning point in the Catholic world: “12 women. 12 places. 12 sermons.” The Catholic Women’s Association of Germany (kfd) has proclaimed May 17th the nationwide Women Preachers’ Day.
In May 2019 Catholic women in Münster called a week of strikes and action and thousands followed their call. The starting point was the horror about sexualised violence and the cover-up of the same in the Roman Catholic Church.
“It is not for anyone to deny us vocations just because we are women”, German laywomen have warned bishops.
German Catholic women have taken to physical and virtual pulpits around the country to fight against gender injustice and clericalism in the Church.