Early roman women

The contrast could not be more stark. Some will argue that prior to the formation of the Catholic church, Roman women had been liberated from enslaving fetters of the old legal forms, and they enjoyed the freedom of intercourse in society, dining in the company of men, studying literature and philosophy, defending their own legal cases. If they wished, they were able to help their husbands in the governance of provinces and the writing of books. To that I respond...so...you're saying that the … [Read more...]

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It starts not with a “give me,” but with a “please, take.”

A very dear friend - a true "little brother in Christ" for he is a year younger than me! - is in his first year of Diaconate studies, on a journey to be ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Catholic Church. It has been for him a journey of immense joy and hard work, fear, doubt and wonder, and he seems ever-humbled as he progresses. I am in awe of him.So I was a little perturbed when he recently shared his feelings and reflections on this treck - small, simple, very grateful thoughts - only to … [Read more...]

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