Teen critic takes on Vatican over ‘war on women’

Teen critic takes on Vatican over ‘war on women’.

Erik Baker, the 16-year-old Evanston (Ill.) Township High School student whose essay regarding the liturgical changes on NCR‘s blog in the fall elicited about 300 responses, has produced a new combative essay. This one, based on considerable research, lambasts the Vatican on a wide range of issues, including contraception, the ordination of women, child abuse and the recent chastisement of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. All these issues are linked, Erik writes, because “the empowerment of women has always been perceived by church authorities as a threat to their power.”

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By s.marilyn Posted in People