Religious Freedom … Really (UCC edition)

I’ve written before about the problems with so many claims of protecting “religious freedom” in recent reproductive justice debates.  On the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops’ Fortnight for Freedom (and against contraception) I noted that: We don’t have to compare apples and oranges to make the point that the religious freedom the USCCB seeks to [Read More…]

Chastity Brings May Flowers?

Well, that’s not exactly what I learned about how the bright spring blooms take hold. Then again, this isn’t exactly a view of sex and God’s plan that I was taught either: Where to even begin?  There’s so much wrong with this image, and that only begins with casting as evil some of the very [Read More…]

Radical? Feminist?

The US Council of Catholic Bishops has no idea what radical feminism actually looks like, and apparently neither does Marissa Mayer. I noted in an earlier piece on Patheos that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s statement condemning the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in the United States highlights that one of the [Read More…]