STRONG WOMEN TAKE CENTER STAGE THIS WEEK – The Church Oppresses Women? I Don’t Think So!!

You’ve heard the whining: The Catholic Church oppresses women. The complaints likely center on two specific Church teachings: the all-male priesthood, and the sanctity of human life.Stretching credulity, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd equated the suffering of women under radical Islamic law with being a Catholic woman in America. (Fact check: Under Sharia law women cannot drive cars, get jobs, choose their own fashions, vote, speak in public, get a divorce, prosecute a rapist, travel a … [Read more...]

HOME-STATE SHAME: Michigan Democratic Congresswomen to Perform V-Monologues on Capitol Steps

Michigan Rep. Lisa Brown (D-West Bloomfield)

How low can you go? Last Thursday in my home state of Michigan, Democratic Congresswoman Lisa Brown was barred from speaking on the House floor, after making a crude reference to her female anatomy during a speech.  Brown had been speaking against a House initiative to ban late-term abortions after the twentieth week of gestation, when she said, “Finally, Mr. Speaker, I’m flattered you’re all so interested in my vagina, but ‘no’ means ‘no’.”A spokesperson for Michigan Representative J … [Read more...]

For Mothers Everywhere: On Scrubbing Toilets and the Challenger Disaster

Twenty-six years ago, on January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, disintegrating over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of central Florida.  All seven of its crew were killed, including the “Teacher in Space,” Christa McAuliffe.On this sad anniversary, it’s not space flight I want to talk about, though.  I want to talk about jealousy, and about the seasons of life.When the Challenger exploded, I had three young children at home.  To supplement our … [Read more...]


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