Do women have opportunity in the Church today? - The Whole Church Podcast

Episode 204

Do women have opportunity in the Church today?

Elizabeth Donnelly and Russ Petrus, from "Catholic Women Preach", join us again! This time we discuss how women have been systemically disadvantaged in Church environments. Hosts Joshua Noel and TJ Blackwell ask about the ways the Bible has been translated, deaconesses have been overlooked, and jobs have been given away in Church history.


What the Bible says about women's role in the church? What is the main role of the woman in church? What is the point of women's ministry? Who was Julia in the Bible? Who was the apostle to the apostles? Who was Phoebe in the Bible? Are women allowed to be Catholic deacons? How do you address a female deacon? Which bishops are attending the synod? Who are the women in the Synod? What happened at the Synod in 2023?


In this episode, we will:

  • Discuss the 2023 Catholic Synod
  • Explore the history of female deacons
  • Examine systemic sexism in the Church
  • Discuss how the Bible has been translated to exclude women from ministry


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Joshua Noel

I am from Knoxville, TN. Grew up in Florida and Charlotte, NC. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Biblical Studies, am preparing to attend Law School at the University of South Carolina, have co-hosted "The Whole Church Podcast" with my best friend TJ Blackwell for four years, and I have been involved in local ministries for 15 years now. I'm pretty huge into hermeneutics, U.S. Constitutional Law, and Biblical theology, and my favorite TV show is "Doctor Who".

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TJ Blackwell

TJ was born and now lives. He now co-hosts The Whole Church podcast

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