September 2, 2016

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:  A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;  A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;  A time… Read more

August 30, 2016

In fact, the realm of athletics has been an important space for the exposing of racial injustice, and a space for significant advancements in equal rights. Read more

August 27, 2016

Being a Jewish Catholic means I can fit in with neither Right nor Left – which is fine. Like Treebeard, “I am not altogether on anybody’s side, because nobody is altogether on my side.” Read more

August 23, 2016

Vulgarity turned against the powerful can be profoundly moral, as every good comic artist knows; vulgarity turned against the weak s bullying. Read more

August 23, 2016

Even as I questioned this or that thing that supposedly was “official” Church teaching, I was still a Catholic. Even as I walked into and out of a marriage that manifested no sacramental graces, I was still a Catholic. Even as I was snubbed or lectured by other parishioners for being a working mother and not able to construct a perfect Catholic household, I was still a Catholic Read more

August 21, 2016

Looking anew at Mary and other female saints – looking anew at the women of the Old Testament who entered into the drama of salvation history by consistently defying societal norms for female behavior – looking, ultimately, at the words and deeds of Christ in the gospels, and the structure of the church he founded – I came to realize that being feminist and being Christian did not, as many suggested (and as I had felt for years) constitute an inherent contradiction. Read more

August 18, 2016

You are not pure. You can not walk away from the sinner; because you are the sinner. Read more

August 17, 2016

…I’ve found much wonder and some shame, but I think I got the message wrong… Read more

August 15, 2016

    Professional and social media have been inundated with stories about sexism in the coverage of the Olympics. From the emphasis on the “sexy” opening performances, to the overshadowing of female athletes by their male counterparts, to crediting male coaches of female athletes for “creating” them, it’s evident that sexual equality is still a goal to be pursued, not an achievement to be celebrated, in this realm of star athletics. But it would be a mistake to view this… Read more

August 12, 2016

Women who do not conform to societal standards for prettiness or femininity are reviled by those who think women should be objects for male pleasure – even supposedly chaste pleasures, such as enjoying a nice cup of tea with a nice girl who’s pretty in a way that lets you objectify her without sexual guilt. Read more

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