Friday was apparently “International Women’s Day.” Social media was flooded with posts celebrating women. Even I shared a collage of some favorite Catholic women saints on Instagram, just because I liked most of the saints pictured and the witness they provide for my faith and vocation. But in retrospect, the whole thing is a little … Continue reading What about International Men’s Day?
I was perusing Twitter last night and in between Divine Mercy images and the tweets written by witty priests (#CatholicTwitter is VERY entertaining, by the way) I came across one tweet that expressed immense frustration with something recently posted by the @Women’sMarch account. To recap: the “Women’s March” group is the one that marched on … Continue reading Backpage, #MeToo, & Why Catholics Should Proclaim the Truth About Sex & Marriage
I’m noticing a really disturbing trend among certain churchmen lately--Cardinals, archbishops, people in generally high places in the Church. It seems like in the realm of sexuality and marriage, some folks are increasingly putting that which is orthodox Catholic teaching at odds with what is “pastoral.” At the very least, they’re being VERY ambiguous. Certain … Continue reading The Problem with the Trend of “Pastoral Circumstances”
“What do you think needs to happen to end a culture of rampant sexual harassment and assault?” Last weekend, Planned Parenthood sent out a tweet asking the above question. It was about a week after the Golden Globes, where almost every woman in attendance wore black in honor of those who have come forward with … Continue reading 3 Things Planned Parenthood Can Do to Help Stop Sexual Harassment & Assault
If you’re on social media and follow any Catholic pages, you may have heard of a priest by the name of Fr. James Martin. A Jesuit based in New York, he is probably best known for his most recent book, “Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter Into a … Continue reading A Dishonest Ministry: Fr. James Martin’s Ministry Lacks Chastity
Last week, the president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, sat down for an interview with editor Tina Brown. During the interview, Richards had a few (incorrect) words to say about natural family planning (NFP). An excerpt: “We just have seen a leaked memo that basically says that they’re going to try to redirect all the … Continue reading Dear Cecile Richards: NFP isn’t Insane, it’s Countercultural