Good Catholic Girls:How Women Are Leading the Fight to Change the Church

Good Catholic Girls:How Women Are Leading the Fight to Change the Church

Good Catholic Girls is the story of educated, principled, and brave Catholic women who have inspired a reform movement determined to restore women and lay Catholics to their rightful place in the Church, challenging one of the world's last and most impenetrable bastions of male authority.

Written by award-winning journalist Angela Bonavoglia, Good Catholic Girls is an informative and inspiring chronicle of this global women's movement and their ambitious agenda: to recast Catholic theology; fight for the ordination of women and married men; challenge the Church's sexual repression; and extend the Church's human rights commitment to the divorced and remarried, and to gays and lesbians. Good Catholic Girls is a lively account of these courageous women and the work they have done to bring about lasting and meaningful change.

Angela Bonavoglia is a nationally recognized writer on women's issues and Church reform. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Ms., Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and Newsday, among others. She is the author of The Choices We Made: Twenty-five Women and Men Speak Out About Abortion, which includes Catholic women's experiences and was featured on Oprah. She lives with her husband in Westchester County, New York.

"[A] compelling account of what dedicated Catholic women are accomplishing for the church they love." -Publishers Weekly
Publication Date: 
February 21, 2006