The Single Girl’s Guide to the Archangels

Happy Feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels...wow, that's a mouthful! No wonder it used to be known as just "Michaelmas." While I have a strong devotion to St. Michael, and there are some lovely traditions that go along with Michaelmas, it seems a shame that St. Michael should get most of the attention.…

Let the Dogma Live Loudly Within You!

If you follow Catholic news and social media, you have probably heard about the Senate confirmation hearing for Amy Coney Barretta nominee to the 7th Circuit Appeals Court, at which she was grilled about her Catholic faith. (If you missed the story, there is a very good op-ed piece from The New York Times, written…

She Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Her: True Women’s Empowerment

By now, we are all used to hearing the phrase "women's empowerment." It has become almost synonymous with the notion of feminism. In some ways, this is a positive development. For most of history, women were kept on the sidelines and prevented from holding positions of authority simply because they were not men. In the…

Society’s Gender Paradox

Our society is experiencing a seemingly paradoxical phenomenon. On the one hand, mainstream feminism and, increasingly, society in general are deemphasizing the differences between men and women. Any suggestion that men and women have fundamentally different traits or roles in family and society is decried as misogynistic, and those who refuse to recognize the validity…