What Would Malala Do?

Oct 17, 2013 by

October 11th was International Day of the Girl – a movement that empowers girls around the world to see themselves as powerful...

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Should Catholic Priests Marry?

Sep 13, 2013 by

A statement by Archbishop Pietro Parolin regarding celibacy has sparked new debate about whether or not priests should be allowed to...

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Mothers and Peacebuilding

Sep 4, 2013 by

I began my career in the field of social services as a woman’s advocate for rape and domestic violence survivors.  The motto for an...

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Selfish Working Mothers Destro...

Jun 6, 2013 by

It was nearly twelve years ago when I sat before my then pastor in pre-cana counseling and was told “how nice it is that you are...

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The Papal Resignation & F...

Feb 27, 2013 by

I recently had the privilege of sharing my thoughts about the papal resignation and the future of the Catholic Church on The Tavis...

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Les Miserables’ Fantine, Women...

Feb 15, 2013 by

Upon the recommendation of several friends and colleagues I decided to see the film Les Miserables.  It is rare these days that I...

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Papal resignation offers Churc...

Feb 12, 2013 by

There has been great attention to the Pope’s red Prada shoes, his new title “Pope emeritus,” and the @Pontifex Twitter...

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I Stand with Fr. Roy Bourgeois

Dec 21, 2012 by

“The Vatican and Maryknoll can dismiss me, but they cannot dismiss the issue of gender equality in the Catholic Church.” – Fr....

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Rape Culture and the Church

Aug 5, 2012 by

Rape culture – a culture where violence against women and victim blaming is the norm -  is alive and well in our society.   Women...

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Mary Daly’s Letter to Au...

May 25, 2012 by

In May of 1979, Audre Lorde shared her critique of Gyn/Ecology with Mary Daly via a letter.  Lorde claimed she had received no...

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Hildegard of Bingen to be Cano...

May 24, 2012 by

Known as the “Sybil of the Rhine,” Hildegard of Bingen was a remarkable woman who produced multiple visionary writings and major...

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Female Language and Imagery of...

May 23, 2012 by

According to Rita Gross, “If we do not mean that God is male when we use masculine pronouns and imagery, then why should there be...

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