Terrence J. Murphy Institute

for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy

Women, Sex, and the Church: A Case for Catholic Teaching

edited by Erika Bachiochi, M.A., J.D.  (Pauline Books and Media)

Marshaling medical and social science data, this book's expert contributors collectively make the case that Catholic teaching provides a compelling, pro-woman alternative to secular feminist views on abortion, sex, marriage, contraception, and reproductive technologies.  Other topics explored: the priesthood; work/family balance; freedom, equality & difference; and Catholic social teaching.

"10 stimulating essays on just about every hot-button issue at the intersection of women's lives and the Catholic moral imagination."
       --George Weigel, Author of Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II
 
"This book takes on both the thorniest dilemmas and the best kept secrets of the Catholic Church's teachings concerning women, with thoroughness, intelligence, and honesty."
       --Helen Alvare, J.D., George Mason University School of Law
 
"This book, a work by Catholic feminists, fills us with hope."
       --Mgr. Anotonio Grappone, Pontifical Council for the Laity  

 

 

Free Book Offer

A limited number of review copies of the book are available for professors teaching related courses.

Contact MurphyInstit@stthomas.edu for more information.