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The Laywoman Project: Remaking Catholic Womanhood in the Vatican II Era

Mary J. Henold


Summoning everyday Catholic laywomen to the forefront of twentieth-century Catholic history, Mary J. Henold considers how these committed parishioners experienced their religion in the wake of Vatican II (1962–1965). This era saw major changes within the heavily patriarchal religious faith—at the same time as an American feminist revolution caught fire. Who was the Catholic woman for a new era? Henold uncovers a vast archive of writing, both intimate and public facing, by hundreds of rank-and-file American laywomen active in national laywomen’s groups, including the National Council of Catholi ... More

Keywords: Laywomen, Catholic, Vatican II, Feminism, US Catholic History, National Council of Catholic Women, Gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781469654492
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654492.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary J. Henold, author
Roanoke College