How Did Catholic Women Participate in the Rebirth of American Feminism?

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The Women's Ordination Conference

The Women's Ordination Conference (WOC) website shows the ongoing work of WOC which remains one of the most important Catholic feminist organizations in the United States. The site also includes an extensive history of the organization.

Catholics for a Free Choice

Catholics for a Free Choice continues to represent pro-choice Catholics in the United States. This site includes ongoing activism and a history of the organization.

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), comprised of women religious in congregational leadership, represents all women religious in the United States and advocates for social justice causes worldwide. The LCWR home page includes a history of the organization and causes of current concern to American women religious.

The National Black Sisters Conference

The website for the National Black Sisters Conference (NBSC) celebrates that organization's nearly forty-year history. Since 1968, the NBSC has promoted solidarity among African-American women religious, justice for people of color and for women in the United States and in the Catholic Church. The NBSC homepage highlights the group's ongoing programs.

The Declaration on the Admission of Women to the Ministerial Priesthood

This site provides a full text copy of the Declaration on the Admission of Women to the Ministerial Priesthood, the Vatican's definitive teaching prohibiting women's ordination.

Women's Alliance for Theology Ethics and Ritual (WATER)

WATER, founded in the early 1980s, has been an innovator in the fields of feminist theology and feminist liturgy. As this website indicates, WATER continues to promote justice as well as religious and social change.

Women-Church Convergence

This website shows the continuing work as well as the history of Women-Church Convergence, a Catholic feminist organization founded in the early 1980s.


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