iyfacemckelvey (iyfacemckelvey) wrote in femnistcatholic,

Hierarchy of catholic Church/Gender?

Hi Everyone,

I grew up Catholic, and while I have a vague/general understanding of how the church works, I was wondering if any of you knew of any helpful sources (online or otherwise) that outline the catholic church's structure, particularly in relation to gender?

I'm creating a study guide for the play "Doubt" by John Patrick Shanley, which includes refernees to how (at least at certain historical moments, ie, the 1960s)...a priest and a nun were not allowed to be in a room together, without supervision.

So I'm both interested in the chain of command from pope-downward and of how nuns have historically fit into/complicated/etc that structure.

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