Black laywoman with Archdiocese of Newark roots will participate in Synod in Rome (Video)

September 27, 2023 | JerseyCatholic

Pictured: Dr. Cynthia Bailey Manns

By Dr. Valerie D. Lewis-Mosley, RN \ JerseyCatholic

Sister Carmel McEnroy in her groundbreaking publication “Guests in Their Own House” described the Women of Vatican II as guests who were unheard and unseen and delegated to the back of the room. This was the description of the experience of the 23 women from 14 different countries who were invited to be auditors at the Vatican II Council.

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