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Empowering the People of GodCatholic Action before and after Vatican II$
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Jeremy Bonner, Mary Beth Fraser Connolly, and Christopher Denny

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780823254002

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823254002.001.0001

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“This Is Our Challenge! We Will Pursue It”

“This Is Our Challenge! We Will Pursue It”

The National Council of Catholic Women, the Feminist Movement, and the Second Vatican Council, 1960–1975

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(p.197) 8 “This Is Our Challenge! We Will Pursue It”
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Empowering the People of God
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Mary J. Henold

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823254002.003.0009

Mary Henold explores the changing character of the National Conference of Catholic Women during the 1960s and 1970s, with particular reference to its executive director Margaret Mealey. By contrasting the new attitudes among Catholic women that arose in the aftermath of Vatican II with those of the nascent feminist movement, Henold demonstrates that Catholic feminism continued to accept a modified notion of male/female complementarity even as it asserted the right of Catholic laywomen to be active in the Church and develop a theology that was their own.

Keywords:   Feminism, Laywomen, Margaret Mealey, National Council of Catholic Women, Vatican II

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