Just an observation:
Conservative Protestants will allow women to do very little when it comes to ministry. They definitely can’t preach or teach the Word of God when men are in the room. Some will not even let them lead ministries in the church, regardless of whether teaching is involved. The reason for the prohibition is Scripture such as 1 Tim. 2:11-15.
I think the reason for this is that Protestants in the non-Anglican traditions (Baptists, Presbyterians, etc.) do not consider presbyters (Titus 1:5-6) to be priests in the sense that Catholics think of them as priests. Instead, they think of them as pastor-teachers. Therefore, since women cannot be presbyters, they cannot teach Scripture in any way that would be construed as having authority over a man.
While I applaud these conservative Protestants for wanting to be faithful to the biblical text, I think they take their argument too far. There are clear examples in the New Testament of women exercising some kind of ministry role–perhaps even a leadership role–though never a priestly role.
Catholics, however, because of their different ecclesiology, do not run into this problem. Priests are different from teachers. Women can’t be priests, but they can teach Scripture, even when men are present, as in the case of Mother Angelica’s T.V. show.
Not only is the Catholic view more biblically faithful, it is also more charitable to women. In some Protestant churches, women can do next to nothing–and are almost treated as second-class citizens. I do not see such behavior in Catholicism–only a biblical prohibition against Women presbyters (priests) and overseers (bishops) based not on a negative view of women, but rather an incarnational theology that takes into account the gender of our Lord and High Priest, Jesus.
(Please correct me if I am off-base. I just wanted to process some things publicly).