Welcome to The New Feminist, a blog about authentic femininity in light of Catholic tradition. For the record, I am not THE new feminist….I am A new feminist. The new feminist is each and every women when she embraces her God-given gifts and strives to live out her femininity in full. The new feminist believes that she is the equal of a man, not because she is the same, but because, in addition to the qualities common to all humans, she brings her own uniquely feminine gifts to the table. She believes that women can be leaders, thinkers, doers, and dreamers, all while staying true to their unique sensitivity and ability to cherish life in all its forms. She believes that there is no one path by which all women will fulfill their potential. Whether she is a stay-at-home mom, a single professional, a working mom, a religious, you name it….she knows that she is fulfilling her mission as a woman so long as she follows the path God leads her down. Pope St. John Paul II, the originator of the term “new feminism”….pray for us!