This Is What A Catholic Woman Looks Like

Whether Beaudoin's proposal seems agreeable or startling, use your reaction to notice your own perceptions about what a Catholic woman looks like today. 

In your mind, what does a Catholic woman look like? From where did you derive your notion of Catholic practices and identity? Compare your perceptions of Catholic practices and identity to the real Catholic women in your life. Who are the real people who reinforce or defy the notions you possess about Catholic women today?  

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Jessica Coblentz is a graduate student at Harvard Divinity School. Follow her writing on the Web at

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