Catholic group says women are 'invisible' in lectionary texts

An appeal to Pope Benedict XVI
An appeal to Pope Benedict XVI to make biblical women more visible in Catholic liturgical readings has been sent to Vatican City by an American-based sister who heads an international renewal group that has sent thousands of similar pleas to bishops.

“We want women to stop being invisible in the church’s proclamation,” said Sister Christine Schenk, executive director of Ohio-based FutureChurch. “If you try to make it look like God likes men better than women, people just aren’t going to buy it.”

FutureChurch, an independent Catholic renewal group that counts some 5,000 members worldwide, is broadcasting its plea ahead of a key Vatican meeting in October, a synod on “The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church.”


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