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The Changing Role of Women in the Catholic Church in Chile
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion
Vol. 16, No. 1 (Mar., 1977), pp. 39-54
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1386204
Page Count: 16
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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.
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