AIN’T I A WOMAN? Sojourner Truth, and the Liberation of America’s Smallest Women

SOJOURNER TRUTH  By Randall Studio (National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

On March 8, 2011, feminists observed the centenary of International Women’s Day—a day when we remember the struggles of women in the fight against gender discrimination, and celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.I would like to dedicate this post to the smallest of women:  those who have not yet seen the light of day, but for whom Jesus also died.  These smallest women, still unborn, have been generated in the heart of God, and have b … [Read more...]

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Bishop David Ricken Criticizes Selection of Gloria Steinem as Catholic College Speaker

Gloria Steinem won't be speaking about abortion when she visits the campus of St. Norbert College this spring, but that doesn't make her visit any less problematic to Bishop David Ricken, bishop of Green Bay.  In a written statement, Bishop Ricken said, "Really, she doesn't need to. Her whole career and life is a grand affirmation of the pro-abortion movement. These types of approaches are outdated, tired and confusing ways to approach these issues, especially given the fact that the Catholic Ch … [Read more...]

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Dear Ms. Walker: You Are Not a Priest

On Saturday, January 3 in Kansas City, Georgia Walker attempted to do what no woman had done before:  She tried to become a Roman Catholic priest.And she's got the pictures to prove it:  Georgia smiling, arms raised in triumph, vested in red and white, processing down the aisle at St. Mark Hope and Peace Lutheran Church.  Her friend, "Bishop" Bridget Mary Meehan, smiles proudly at her side.  Attending the ceremony were members of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests, a group of sim … [Read more...]

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