WOMEN
01/29/2015 10:22 am ET Updated Jan 29, 2015

'I'm A Catholic Feminist And My Church Needs Me Now More Than Ever'

ASSOCIATED PRESS

I recall standing in my grandmother’s kitchen with her yellow Bakelite phone to my ear, waiting on hold for a talkback radio program. I was eight years old, and my family was in another room listening to the Catholic Bishop of Toledo take questions from callers on the local AM station.

Finally it was my turn. “Bishop Donovan,” I said, “I’m in third grade. The priest at our school has come to our class to ask for boys to volunteer to be altar servers. Why can’t girls volunteer too?”

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