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Laudatory Vatican newspaper review of book on Jesus and women

November 16, 2016

The Vatican newspaper has published a rare front-page book review lauding Gesù e le donne (Jesus and Women), the newest book by Enzo Bianchi, the 73-year-old lay founder of the ecumenical Monastery of Bose.

For a thousand years, writes reviewer Lucetta Scaraffia, the women of the Gospels have been “ignored by a patriarchal tradition.”

The Gospels, she continues, discuss “real women, full of troubles, but also able to love more than men, able to understand the revolutionary message of Jesus in its immediacy.”

“It would be beautiful to think that after this book, so enlightening … nothing could be as before for the women of the Church,” she adds.


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  • Posted by: jimr451 - Nov. 18, 2016 9:32 AM ET USA

    Great, another negative message about men. Well, this message is not exactly working in the USA. Women religious used to dominate our schools, hospitals, parishes, etc. Now they are all but gone, at least where I live. Maybe this book will resonate with some, but I don't believe vilifying half of the "body of Christ" can lead to positive results.