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Barbara Lyghtel Rohrer

Barbara Lyghtel Rohrer lives in the Ohio River Valley near Cincinnati. Her writing has been published in The Kentucky Post, Cincy, and Cincinnati Business Courier, and she is working on a collection of essays. She was raised Roman Catholic and is now a Universalist “whose concept of God has expanded to include the Sacred Feminine.”

— From November 2013
The Sun Interview

Sisterhood

Sister Louise Akers Challenges The Church Patriarchy

The writings of the Church fathers take a misogynistic view of women. Saint Jerome, for example, said that women are a “pathway to hell,” and Saint Augustine viewed women as intellectually inferior and as a moral threat to men. This view of women was consistent through the Middle Ages, when Thomas Aquinas wrote in Summa Theologica that women are “misbegotten males.”

November 2013
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