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When Martha complains to Mary that she should instead be helping in the kitchen, Jesus says that, "Mary has chosen what is better" (Luke -42).According to historian Geoffrey Blainey, women were probably the majority of Christians in the 1st century after Christ.In the history of the Catholic Church, laywomen and women in religious institutes have played a variety of roles and the church has affected societal attitudes to women throughout the world in significant ways.Women constitute the majority of members of consecrated life within the Catholic Church: in 2010, there were around 721,935 professed women religious.New feminism and feminist theology deal extensively with Catholic attitudes towards women.The New Testament which deals with this era refers to a number of women in Jesus' inner circle - notably his mother Mary (for whom the Catholic Church holds a special place of adoration) and Mary Magdalene who discovered the empty tomb of Christ.The role of women in the church has become a controversial topic in Catholic social thought.Christianity's overall effect on women is a matter of historical debateā€”it rose out of patriarchal societies but lessened the gulf between men and women.

As such her role in history is of great significance; her son Constantine legalised Christianity across the Roman Empire and became a convert himself - ending centuries of mistreatment of Christians and altering the course of world history.The church says that Christ appointed only male Apostles (from the Greek apostello "to send forth").The New Testament is instructive of the attitudes of the church towards women.Prominent women in the life of the church have included Old Testament figures, and the Virgin Mary and female disciples of Jesus of the Gospels.Known influential individuals range from theologians, abbesses, monarchs, missionaries, mystics, martyrs, scientists, nurses, hospital administrators, educationalists and religious sisters, many of whom have been canonized as Catholic saints.Motherhood is given an exalted status within the Catholic faith, with Mary the Mother of Jesus officially known as Queen of Heaven.

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