Women Driving Change in the Catholic ChurchPlay
Catholic women today are calling for major changes in the Church, from ordination of women to acceptance of homosexuals to re-thinking the Church's ban on birth-control.
In a culture notorious for changing at rate similar to tectonic plates, can the women of the Catholic Church bring about real, lasting reform?
This hour, On Point: Women lead the charge for a new Catholic reform movement.
Angela Bonavoglia, freelance journalist and author of "The Church's Tug of War" in this week's issue of "The Nation," contributing editor to Ms. and frequent contributor to the Chicago Tribune
Sister Joan Chittister, OSB, a Benedictine nun and church activist who defied a Vatican order last year forbidding her to speak at an international conference on the ordination of women
Father Richard McBrien, Professor of Theology at University of Notre Dame and author of Catholicism: New Study
Jack Beatty, On Point News Analyst and Senior Editor at the Atlantic Monthly
This program aired on August 15, 2002.