Why Mary remains the way forward for women

Priscilla Noble-Mathews

Reader response to The Second Vatican Council and the role of Women in the Catholic Church by Anne Inman (Nov-Dec 2013). Priscilla Noble-Matthews argues that Mary remains the key role-model for women in the Church

It is interesting, and even disturbing, that in the whole of Anne Inman?s article there is not one single mention of Mary the mother of Jesus, the mother of God.

Had God wanted it, Jesus could have arrived in this world in any way he chose. Yet he chose to be born of a woman. We forget perhaps that his mother thus became she, who is often called our co-redemptorix. Is there a greater honour which could have been bestowed on anyone?

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