[quote=Scout]Has anyone noticed the lack of female apologists in the Catholic Church? I know there’s Rosalind Moss (I think I spelled her name wrong) and Peggy Frye (seeing her name on the home page made me think of this question). I’m sure there are others, but it does seem that we’re extremely out-numbered by the boys.
So, where are all the female apologists? And do you think that women are encouraged to be apologists as much as the men?
We have far more female apologists than male. In fact, it’s hard to find male apologists, so those few we have really stand out, generally by doing things like writing books and going on speaking tours.
So where are all these female apologists, you ask? I’ll tell you. Walk into any CCD classroom and see who is teaching the kids. See who is leading the adult bible studies. See who is attending the bible studies and adult religious education classes. Most of them are women.
By the way, I am a woman. I have taught CCD classes at my church for years.
And I have absolutely NO problem being confrontational to anyone who needs to be confronted: Catholic, Protestant, Athiest, whatever… But I am MUCH more effective as an apologist if I build a relationship with someone, find out what they believe, then give them a “things that make you go hmmmmmm” nagging question. That tends to bring them back for more.