Ammonius Saccus (is this psuedo-latin?);
St Paul gives non-Catholics a lot of fits.
Protestants think St Paul is the be-all, end-all of early Church customs and theology.
Many of St Paul’s ‘attributed’ letters are now (since the late 20th century) believed to have written by others in a Pauline style (like the early Jews attributed books to Solomon and Moses) in order to put the Church in order regardless of where the Gospel was being preached and in what language the Eucharistic prayers were being said.
Some scholars believe, textually speaking, that your cited passage is a later interpolation to support the similar passage in 1 Timothy 2:11-12.
And why is this? Because St Paul has discussed women’s participation in the early Church in many other places.
He quotes the baptismal formula from the early Church in Galatians 3:26, a VERY important idea in the Catholic Church.
He speaks respectfully and with admiration for Junia in Romans (an emissary with her husband, Andronicus) and of Prisca in Acts 18.
Romans also discusses Phoebe, a deacon (diakonos) or attendant of the church (‘ekklesia’) in Cenchraeae.
As for 1 Corinthians, St Paul writes that some of the church’s prophets were women. Now remember that by ‘prophet’ St Paul does NOT mean someone who predicts the future. He is using the Jewish meaning as those individuals of conscience who denounced (inspired by the Holy Spirit) those backsliders and hypocrites who claimed to being followers of the Way, of Jesus but were not.
Prophets were reformers of the Jewish faith, keeping kings and others in line with God’s laws.
Since there is so much evidence pointing to St Paul treating women as equals in the early Church, a statement which seems out of context to what we know (we don’t have the Corinthian letters, just St Paul’s answers and inquiries) is not given much weight in the Catholic Church.
So, women have had integral roles in the early Church, and have fought to keep those roles through religious communities and lay apostolates. Some have been named ‘Church Fathers’ for their piety and wisdom (St Teresa of Avila, for example).
The devotions shown to the Virgin Mary, Mother of God, is but one indication of the depth of women’s roles in the Holy Mother Church.
Women can and do speak in Catholic Churches.
Women determine the continued mission of the Church through the Holy Spirit by the love and teaching they show in how they raise their children to become religious and active laity.