The Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong said that “women hold up half the sky.”
In fact, they hold up much more than half.
That is certainly the case in the Church, where they get too little recognition, thanks, or
authority for all they do.
Women religious may get a bit more recognition than their sisters, but even those religious are frequently marginalized by a general focus on bishops and clergy, and their paternalistic and often misogynist authority.
A month had passed since the old wooden beams had caved in under the weight of tiles and Parveen Bibi hadn’t been able to sleep thinking about it.