The Catholic Church does not recognize us women as a moral authority to take decisions, nor it allows us to become priests, so ¿Why do we keep being Catholic? ¿What holds us within the church?
Based on these questions, DEMAC (Woman Documentation and Studies) and The Latin-American Network for the Rights to Decide launched a the 2014 Essay Contest. The winner essays were put together in this book which tires to answer those questions and at the same time shows the diversity in Spanish Speaking America through everyday specific situations that women live. These situations, most of them dramatic, serve as a source of reflection and analysis for those of us that are stubborn on making justice and equality present in every place. This volume includes the prized works in the Iberoamerican Contest and reflects richness and the power of the women's feelings towards the Catholic faith.
The essays contained in the book are;
Hearts Singing Blows of Life by Marcela Gallegos Ruiz (FIRST PLACE)
Why I Keep Being Catholic? by Margarita Garcia Mora (FIRST PLACE)
I Wasn’t Born a Believer, I Became One: Story of a Conversion by Frida Varinia RamosKoprivitza (SECOND PLACE)
I Am a Catholic Because Faith in This Religion Is the Only Thing My Parents Gave Me by Lourdes Raymundo Sabino (SECOND PLACE)
Towards a Women’s Liberation Theology by Sonia Corral Villar (THIRD PLACE)