They had a wonderful article entitled "The Hidden Traumas of Catholic Womanhood". Many people often think that women that are a part of religion are severely oppressed by their Church. In my own experience The Catholic Church gets a lot of criticism from others because women are not allowed to be priests, therefore many think that women are severely oppressed in the Catholic Faith. As a Catholic women I can vouch for the fact that this is wrong and misconstrued.
Before I share some quotes from the Focus article, I should explain my thoughts of the role of women, and why it is often misrepresented.
One main Bible passage that is often put to play when talking about obedience, submission and
I think this is a wonderful picture of a household. Christ bears the greatest cross of making sure everyone under him are taken of. The husband must provide for the family as well as protect it, AND help his wife with the children and managing the house hold. What a great support system the woman/wife has!
The FOCUS blog had a wonderful article, as mentioned, that they posted. the link is here. I truly encourage you to read it even if it is only for a laugh :-). This is what we as Catholic women deal with; note; it is not oppression by the Church :-)