If you need an accessible version of this item please contact JSTOR User Support

The Changing Role of Women in the Catholic Church in Chile

Katherine Gilfeather
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion
Vol. 16, No. 1 (Mar., 1977), pp. 39-54
DOI: 10.2307/1386204
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1386204
Page Count: 16
  • Download PDF
  • Cite this Item

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If you need an accessible version of this item please contact JSTOR User Support
The Changing Role of Women in the Catholic Church in Chile
Preview not available

Abstract

Women in Chile have taken considerable responsibility for the pastoral concerns of the Catholic Church. Some are administrators of parishes, while many more have almost total responsibility for the religious formation of adults and children. Many of these services would not function without these women due to the growing scarcity of priests. Research has shown that these women have developed a more modern post conciliar view as opposed to their former heavily folk-religious attitudes and beliefs and to the views of some Bishops. While these women in accepting pastoral responsibility for the future of the Church are not intentionally out to change Church structure or invade the clerical ranks, the values and procedures of the ecclesiastical structure are being transformed and modified by their involvement.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
39
    39
  • Thumbnail: Page 
40
    40
  • Thumbnail: Page 
41
    41
  • Thumbnail: Page 
42
    42
  • Thumbnail: Page 
43
    43
  • Thumbnail: Page 
44
    44
  • Thumbnail: Page 
45
    45
  • Thumbnail: Page 
46
    46
  • Thumbnail: Page 
47
    47
  • Thumbnail: Page 
48
    48
  • Thumbnail: Page 
49
    49
  • Thumbnail: Page 
50
    50
  • Thumbnail: Page 
51
    51
  • Thumbnail: Page 
52
    52
  • Thumbnail: Page 
53
    53
  • Thumbnail: Page 
54
    54