Foreword Reviews

Catholic Women Confront Their Church

Stories of Hurt and Hope

2016 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Religion (Adult Nonfiction)

Profiles ten exceptional women who remain Catholic despite their struggles with the church. The book critiques the misogyny still rife within the church, while offering hope in a faith that transcends flawed institutions. Those profiled include Barbara Blaine, founder of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, "Nun on the Bus" Sister Simone Campbell, and LGBT activist Marianne Duddy-Burke. Celia Wexler tells the history of the church through the lens of personal experience.