I am the mother of two intelligent, grown daughters. Both have doctorate degrees, are married, and are raising children. Neither of my daughters are Catholic anymore. They have found the highly patriarchal structure and mindset in the Catholic Church irrelevant and actually dishonoring of their womanhood. The Church has tried to define them and their gender in very limiting and short-sighted ways which leaves them no opportunity to bring forward all their individual charisms. One daughter has found another Christian church where she feels accepted as her full self and in which she can raise her children with integrity. My other daughter has left organized religion altogether.