Breaking: Vatican, American Sisters Strike a Deal

Some very good news!  The Vatican and the American Sisters have acknowledged their common mission and officially ended the multi-year Mandate for reform of the LCWR.In a joint statement and final report released April 16 by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), the Vatican and the American Sisters announced the completion of the Mandate and announced their common understanding regarding the future of women's religious … [Read more...]

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...]

Vatican Conference on Women: Plastic Surgery Is Like “A Burqa Made of Flesh”

Nancy Brilli - Life of Women

Last month I told you about a controversial new video released by the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Culture, in preparation for the February 4-7 Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for Culture, which has as its theme “Women’s Cultures: Equality and Difference.”  Critics of the video thought that the Italian actress who invites women to send their concerns via video is too coquettish, too sexy, too flip.Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, prefect of the Pontifical Council for Culture, chose … [Read more...]