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Thoughts on the Final Report on the Apostolic Visitation

Depending on your point of view, the report released today on the state of religious life in the United States is either a confusing disappointment or pleasant surprise. After all, the years of the Visitation are peppered with ugly accusations against the women religious and disconcerting defiance against ecclesial authority. Surely the majority of media-informed… Continue reading Thoughts on the Final Report on the Apostolic Visitation

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Church, Culture, and the Dignity of the Sexes

During the Thanksgiving holiday I was asked, in a nutshell, if I felt constricted as a woman by the Catholic faith (and more specifically the Vatican). It was a lovely discussion. Since then, I've noticed an uptick in the number of articles that discuss gender identity, feminism, and how much the Church loves to subjugate… Continue reading Church, Culture, and the Dignity of the Sexes