by Ida Friederike Görres
The Church

A Letter on the Church (1946)

Trusting the Church: a Lecture (1970)

Catholic Teachings

Women in Holy Orders?  (1965)

Laywoman's View of Priestly Celibacy (1966)

Social Issues and Ethics

Ida Görres on the History of the Family

An excerpt from Broken Lights: Diaries and Letters; Görres develops the ideas in this passage in some depth in her 1971 book What Binds Marriage Forever (forthcoming, 2022). 

God and Faith

Of the Homelessness of God (1949)

The Believer's Unbelief, adapted by A.Z. Serrand (1961)

A discussion of faith and Reinhold Schneider. This text consists of commentary by Fr. A.Z. Serrand as well as passages from an essay written by Görres; these passages are a translation into English from French of a text that was previously translated from German into French. 

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