Contra Legem - a Matter of Conscience

Our Lifelong Struggle for Human Rights for Women in the Roman-Catholic Church. Autobiographies, Background Papers, Documents, Future Prospects

By Ida Raming, Iris Muller

Two female German theologians bear witness to their lifelong struggle for a groundbreaking reform of the position of women in the Roman Catholic Church. Ever since Vatican Council II they have been committed to a renewed church where women may use their talents in ordained ministry to serve the people of God. They describe the gender discrimination they faced in acquiring their theological educations, the courageous steps they have taken in recent years to respond to their priestly callings and to help other gifted women do the same. These are two intertwined autobiographies, enriched by an appendix with noteworthy historic documents from the 1960's to the present day, including correspondence with Professors Joseph Ratzinger and Karl Rahner.

296 pages

Publication Date: 12/31/2010
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643109866