Fr. Jim Tucker (Dappled Things) recently discovered this little surprise: -- an intelligent, critical reading of the actual text -- from M. Cathleen Kaveny, professor of law and professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, and published in The Washington Post (8/15/04), no less:
Yet the opposite is true: Read in full and in context, the document clearly suggests that the church's developing teaching on women is closer to mainstream feminist insights than some Catholic conservatives want to allow. . . ."
Source: What Is the Vatican Saying About Women? by M. Cathleen Kaveny.
Washington Post August 15, 2004.