Women in the Church
Soline Humbert is one of the many Christian women who have had a sense of calling or vocation to ordination within the Church. Her vocation was not realised and she continues to fight for change regarding the theology of women’s involvement within the Church. Calling herself and other women on her stuggle as “perhaps daughters of a awkward God”, she insists that they are not going away. She was recently at a meeting of Christian women in the Church, exploring women’s vocations, some of which have been realised, many more who haven’t. Here she talks with Miriam Gormally about the on going struggled and how it was all brought to light again when the former President of Ireland Mary McAleese spoke out about the excluded role of women in the Church. Soline says though that she wasn’t at all surprised by the former Presidents words and that she had been talking out for many years, but having been ignored was only growing louder.