In the theologians-Pope-Francis-would-do-well-to-read category today, here's Brazilian theologian Ivone Gebara on what the maternity-centered view of women in official texts of the Catholic church actually does to real-life women. "No room for women to be worthwhile in and of themselves" . . . as they ornmanent the cake (which is, after all, the important thing in the equation) like beautiful red strawberries . . . .
Wouldn't it be grand if the men running the Catholic church paid some attention to the theology written by the women they keep wanting to treat like ornaments (and reduce to wombs)? One can dream, I suppose.