Women In The Life of the Church
Past and Present Contributions of Women of Faith
Film: A Calling
Small towns don’t necessarily have small stories.
More than two decades ago, Sister Mary Lou Liptak became parish life director at St. Lucy/St. Bernadette Church in Altamont. She was one of the first to take the position after it was created by the Albany Diocese.
A woman in a leadership position didn't sit well with everyone who attended the church. But it made for a really unique situation.
“It’s a pretty revolutionary story when looking at the Catholic Church,” said Nick Viscio, a filmmaker from Altamont.
For information about the film, including where to see it next, visit acalling.njvisciofilms.com.
Women do, and have done throughout the ages, important work that is unrecognized in history books. It is the kind of work not usually associated with women. Women resist military murder with their lives, defend families and peace, spend time in Nazi prisons, provide services to the dying and suffering, and speak truth to popes and powers.
Women appear in the Old Testament, The New Testament, parables and more. They are leaders, warriors, princesses, heroines and villains.
Current articles about women of faith and the role of women in the church abound.