Works Cited

Here you will find links to the works cited by the contributors to the book.  Please note that not all chapters are included here; some focus more on the telling of personal stories and so do not always cite other sources.  A number of contributors engage with Church Documents, which are all available to download from the Vatican website. Below is a list of these documents, followed by links to other works cited.

Church Documents

RN       Pope Leo XIII, “Encyclical On Capital and Labor” (Rerum Novarum), 15 May 1891.

QA       Pope Pius XI, “Encyclical On Reconstruction of the Social Order” (Quadragesimo Anno), 15 May 1931.

PT        Pope John XXIII, “Encyclical On Establishing Universal Peace in Truth, Justice, Charity, and Liberty” (Pacem in Terris), 11 April 1963.

LG        Pope Paul VI, “Dogmatic Constitution on the Church” (Lumen Gentium), 21 November 1964, accessed 26 May 2015.

GE        Pope Paul VI, “Declaration on Christian Education” (Gravissimum Educationis), 28 October 1965, accessed 26 May 2015.

GS        Pope Paul VI, “Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World” (Gaudium et Spes), 7 December 1965.

OA       Pope Paul VI, “Apostolic Letter on the Occasion of the Eightieth Anniversary of the Encyclical Rerum Novarum” (Octogesima Adveniens), 14 May 1971.

II          Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, “Declaration on the Question of Admission of Women to the Ministerial Priesthood” (Inter Insigniores), 15 October 1976.

LE        Pope John Paul II, “Encyclical On Human Work” (Laborem Exercens), 14 September 1981.

FC        Pope John Paul II, “Apostolic Exhortation on the role of the Christian Family in the Modern World” (Familiaris Consortio), 22 November 1981.

MD      Pope John Paul II, “Apostolic Letter On the Dignity and Vocation of Women” (Mulieris Dignitatem), 15 August 1988.

CCC     Catechism of the Catholic Church, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Citta del Vaticano 1993.

OS        Pope John Paul II, “Apostolic Letter On Reserving Priestly Ordination to Men Alone” (Ordinatio Sacerdotalis), 22 May 1994.

EG        Pope Francis, “Apostolic Exhortation on the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today’s World” (Evangelii Gaudium), 24 November 2013.

PD       III Extraordinary General Assembly, “Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelization” Preparatory Document (Vatican City, 2013).

SF        International Theological Commission, “Sensus Fidei in the Life of the Church” (Vatican City, 2014).

IL         III Extraordinary General Assembly, “The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization” (Instrumentum Laboris) (Vatican City, 2014).

Lin.      XIV Ordinary General Assembly, “The Vocation And Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World” (Lineamenta) (Vatican City, 2014).

LS                                                                                                             Pope Francis, “Encyclical Letter on Care for our Common Home” (Laudato Si’), 24 May 2015.

A number of contributors also make reference to the encyclical letter Humanae Vitae (HV), which can be found here.

PART ONE – Traditions and Transformations

Imago Dei: sexual difference and human becoming      Janet Martin Soskice

  • Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, “Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Collaboration of Men and Women in the Church and in the World,” 31 May 2004, which can be found here.

 Jesus and Women: “You are set free”                                 Elizabeth Johnson

  • Pope John Paul II’s Letter to Women: 29 June 1995, which can be found here.
  • UN Women, Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016, “Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights,” 2015, Executive Summary, available to download here.  

Who is Christ for African Women?                                      Anne Arabome

  • Pope John Paul II, “Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation” (Ecclesia in Africa), 1995, available here.
  • Synod of Bishops, “Propositions of the Second Special Assembly for Africa”, 2009, which can be found here.
  • Anne Arabome, “’Woman You are Set Free!’ Women and Discipleship in the Church,” in Reconciliation, Justice, and Peace: The Second African Synod, Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator (Maryknoll NY: Orbis Books, 2011).
  • “Synod for Africa opens to high hopes, but realism,” The National Catholic Reporter, October 02, 2009, available here.
  • Diane B. Stinton, Jesus of Africa: Voices of Contemporary African Christology (Maryknoll NY: Orbis Books, 2004).
  • Mercy Amba Oduyoye, “Acting as Women,” in African Theology Today, ed. Emmanuel Katongole (Scranton: The University of Scranton Press, 2002): 179.
  • Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart (New York: Anchor Books, 1994).
  • Julia Stewart, African Proverbs and Wisdom: A Collection for Every Day of the Year From More Than Forty African Nations (New York: Kensington Publishing Corp, 1997).
  • Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, Theology Brewed in an African Pot (Maryknoll NY: Orbis Books, 2008).

Latin American Women:                                                       Carolina del Río
in Mary’s footsteps or in her shadow?

  • Sue Monk Kidd, When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life’s Sacred Questions (New York: HarperCollins, 1992).
  • Corporación Latinobarómetro, Las religiones en tiempos del Papa Francisco, April 2014, available here.
  • Ana Maria Stuven Vattier, Secularización y laicidad en Chile: una interpretación del debate sobre tolerancia (Santiago: Universidad Católica de Chile, 2012).
  • Roberto Blancarte, “Dilemas del pasado y retos del presente para la laicidad en América Latina,” in Ana Maria Stuven (ed.), La religión en la esfera pública chilena: laicidad o secularización? (Santiago: Universidad Diego Portales, 2013): 95-130.
  • United Nations Development Program, Human Development Report 2010 – Chile, available here.
  • Pope Francis, “Address to Participants in the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for Culture,” 7 February 2015, available here.
  • Sonia Montecino, Madres y huachos. Alegorías del mestizaje chileno (Santiago: Ed. Catalonia, 2007): 71, 85.
  • Azcuy Virginia, “Reencontrar a María como modelo. Interpelación feminista a la mariología actual,” Proyecto 39, 2001: 163 – 185, 166.

The Motherhood of the Church:                               Cristina Lledo Gomez
Mary, the quotidian and the people of God

  • Joseph Conrad Plumpe, Mater Ecclesia: An Inquiry into the Concept of the Church as Mother in Early Christianity (Washington D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 1943).
  • Robin M. Jensen, “Mater Ecclesia and Fons Aeterna: The Church and Her Womb in Ancient Christian Tradition,” in Amy-Jill Levine with Maria Mayo Robbins (eds), A Feminist Companion to Patristic Literature (London and New York: T&T Clark International, 2008).
  • Adrienne Rich, “Anger and Tenderness” from Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution, in Moyra Davey, Mother reader : essential writings on motherhood (New York: Seven Stories Press, 2001): 81.
  • Sara Ruddick, Maternal thinking: toward a politics of peace (Boston: Beacon Press, 1989): 31.
  • Augustine, “Sermon 72A ch.8”, in John Rotelle (ed.), The Works of St Augustine: A Translation for the 21st Century, (trans.) Edmund Hill (Brooklyn. New York: New City Press, 1991).
  • Pope Francis, General Weekly Audience, St Peter’s Square, Wednesday, 18 September 2013, which can be found here.
  • Pope Francis, General Weekly Audience, St Peter’s Square, Wednesday, 3 September 2014, available here.


PART TWO – Marriage, Families and Relationships

Catholics, Families and the Synod of Bishops:                 Julie Clague
views from the pews

  • International Academy for Marital Spirituality, INTAMS, which can be found here.
  • Univision Communications, Global Survey of Roman Catholics, Executive Summary, (New York, February 2014), available here.
  • Pew Research Center, ‘The Global Catholic Population’, (Washington DC, February 13, 2013), available here.
  • International Theological Commission, Sensus Fidei in the Life of the Church (SF) (Vatican City, 2014), available here.

Catholic Families: theology, reality and the Gospel       Lisa Sowle Cahill

  • Charles B. Nam, “The Concept of the Family: Demographic and Genealogical Approaches,” Sociation Today 2/2 (Fall 2004), available here.
  • Shelley Burtt,”What Children Really Need: Toward a Critical Theory of Family Structure,” in David Archard & Colin Macleod, eds.,The Moral and Political Status of Children (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002): 238.
  • Julie Clague,”Catholics, Families, and the Synod of Bishops: Views from the Pews,” The Heythrop Journal, Vol. 55, Issue 6 (November 2014): 985-1008.
  • Julie Hanlon Rubio, “US Catholic Hopes for the Upcoming Synod on the Family,” INTAMS Review Vol. 20/2 (2014): 13-18, 13.
  • “Cardinal Walter Kasper’s ‘Gospel of the Family’,” Vatican Radio, March 10, 2014, available here.

The Love That Crosses Lines:                                               Clare Watkins
the graced transgressions of family life

  • The Listening 2004 Project, which can be found here.
  • Not Easy But Full of Meaning. A Report by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales on the findings of “Listening 2004: My Family, My Church. Catholic Family Life in 2004,” available here.
  • Sara Ruddick, Maternal Thinking. Towards a Politics of Peace (New York: Ballantine Books, 1989).
  • John RL Moxon, Peter’s Halakhic Nightmare. Acts 10:9-16 in Jewish and Graeco-Roman Perspective (Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015, forthcoming).

What on Earth Can Complementarity Actually Be?        Sara Maitland

  • Pope Francis’s Address at Opening of Colloquium on Complementarity of Man and Woman, 17 November 2014, available here.

On Mothering, Loving and Learning –                               Tina Beattie
or why a mother’s heart is not a university

  • Pope Francis, General Audience, Saint Peter’s Square, Wednesday 18 September 2013, available here.
  • Valerie Saiving, “The Human Situation: A Feminine View,” in Carol Christ and Judith Plaskow (eds), WomanSpirit Rising – A Feminist Reader in Religion (San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1992): 25-42, 43.
  • Pope Francis, address to participants in the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for Culture , 7 February 2015, available here.

Marriage and Divorce: telling our stories

Traumatic divorce and sacramental healing                Pippa Bonner

  • Catherine Pepinster, “Bestriding the World,” The Tablet, 16 May 2015, 8.

Marriage, Sexuality and Contraception:                           Jean Porter
natural law, moral discernment and
the authority of the Church

  • John Noonan, Contraception: A History of Its Treatment by the Catholic Theologians and Canonists (Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 1965; reprinted by New York: Mentor/Omega Books, 1967): 565-631; 343-345.
  • Germain Grisez and John Ford, “Contraception and the Infallibility of the Ordinary Magisterium,” Theological Studies, 39 (1978): 258-312.
  • Francis A. Sullivan, Magisterium: Teaching Authority in the Catholic Church (Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1983).
  • William of Auxerre, Summa aurea1.1.
  • Lisa Cahill, Sex, Gender and Christian Ethics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996): 201.
  • James Brundage, Law, Sex and Christian Society in Medieval Europe (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987).

Conscience and Contraception: telling our stories

Same-sex Marriage and the Catholic Community           Margaret Farley

  • Karl Rahner, “Marriage as a Sacrament,” Theological Investigations, vol. 10, trans. David Bourke (New York: Herder and Herder, 1973): 218-21.

Same-sex Love: telling our stories

Getting Hooked: being lesbian and                        Eve Tushnet
becoming Catholic

  • Alan Bray, The Friend (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006).

Being Good and Doing Bad?                                                         Katie Grimes
Virtue ethics and sexual orientation

  • Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons, par 3; USCCB, “Always Our Children: A Pastoral Message to the Parents of Homosexual Children and Suggestions for Pastoral Ministers”, available here.
  • Sean Salai SJ, “’Gay and Catholic’: An Interview with Author Eve Tushnet,” America, 3 July 2014, available here.

“What’s Love Got To Do With It?” Women’s experience        Janette Gray
of celibacy

  • W. Richard Sipe, Celibacy: A Way of Loving, Living and Serving (Dublin: JGill & Macmillan, 1996).
  • Janette Gray, Neither Exploiting nor Escaping Sex: Women’s Experience of Celibacy (Maynooth: St Paul Publications, 1995).
  • William Loader, Sexuality and the Jesus Tradition (Grand Rapids MI and Cambridge UK: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2005).
  • Lisa Isherwood, The Power of Erotic Celibacy: queering heteropatriarchy (London and New York: T. & T. Clark International, 2006).


PART THREE – Poverty, Exclusion and Marginalisation

Challenging Families:                                                  Astrid Lobo Gajiwala
Indian women speak from the margins

  • Astrid Lobo Gajiwala, Errol D’Lima et al., Report of Meeting of Women in Interfaith Families, Vidyajyoti Journal of Theological Reflection, Volume 78, No. 12 (December 2014): 898-917.

Reading the Signs of the Times:                                          Nontando Hadebe
maternal mortality and reproductive rights

  • Stephen B. Bevans, Models of Contextual Theology (Maryknoll NY: Orbis Books, 1992).
  • World Health Organization, “Maternal Mortality,” Fact sheet No. 348, updated May 2014, available here.
  • Tina Beattie, “Whose Rights, Which Rights? – The United Nations, The Vatican, Gender and Sexual and Reproductive Rights,” The Heythrop Journal, Vol. 55, Issue 6 (2014): 1080-90.
  • “International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action,” UNFPA 2014, available here.
  • Address of H.E. Msgr. Celestino Migliore, “Statement of the Holy See at the 64th Session of the UN General Assembly on Agenda 48: Commemoration of the International Conference of Population and Development (Cairo 1994),” 13 October 2009, available here.

Maternal Migration and Paternal Responsibility           Agnes Brazal
in the Philippines: challenges for the Church

  • Patricia Cortes, “The Feminization of International Migration and its Effects on the Children Left Behind: Evidence from the Philippines,” November 2011, available here.
  • Maruja, M.B. Asis “When Men and Women Migrate: Comparing Gendered Migration in Asia,” 6, paper presented to the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW) Consultative Meeting on “Migration and Mobility and How this Movement Affects Women.” Malmö, Sweden, 2-4 December 2003, available here.
  • Victoria Paz Cruz (1987) Seasonal Orphans and Solo Parents: The Impacts of Overseas Migration (Quezon City: Scalabrini Migration Center).
  • Maruja M.B. Asis, Hearts Apart: Migration in the Eyes of Filipino Children, (Manila: ECMI-CBCP, Scalabrini Migration Center and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, 2004).
  • Patricia Cortes, “The Feminization of International Migration and its Effects on the Children Left Behind: Evidence from the Philippines,” November 2011, available here.
  • Rachel Salazar-Parrenas, “The Gender Paradox in the Transnational Families of Filipino Migrant Women,” Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, vol. 14, no. 3, (2005): 256-57.
  • Idem, “Transnational Mothering: A Source of Gender Conflicts in the Family”, available here.
  • Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, “Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church On the Collaboration of Men and Women in the Church,” 31 May 2004, available here.
  • Zenit ,“Pope: Make More Room for Women in the Church,” 28 January 2014, available here. .


PART FOUR – Institutions and Structures

The Role of Women in the Church                                      Mary Aquin O’Neill

  • Elizabeth Janeway, Man’s World, Woman’s Place: A Study in Social Mythology (New York: William Morrow and Co., 1971).

It’s Not All About Eve: women in the lectionary             Christine Schenk

  • Synod of Bishops, “The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church” (Instrumens Laboris), 2008, available here.