Desperate for emotional intimacy

'Engaging in the hookup culture was perhaps the least feminist action I could take'

The following comes from a May 20 Catholic News Agency article: Leah Fessler considers herself a feminist. And the standard feminist narrative is that women can have, and indeed enjoy, casual sex without consequences – physical, emotional, or otherwise. But when her experience with hookup culture (and that of her friends') in college failed to live up to its empowering … [Read more...]

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Ultra-feminist leader declares herself pro-life

Founder of Femen Brazil apologizes to Christians

The following comes from a December 28 LifeSiteNews article: Sara Fernanda Giromin first made herself known to Brazil and to the world under the alias “Sara Winter” in 2012, when she became the founding member of Femen Brazil, and led a trio of girls in a number of topless protests that garnered much media attention. However, only three years later, the young activist has … [Read more...]

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The Suffragettes would not agree with feminists today on abortion

Early champions of women's rights in the U.S. opposed the practice

The following comes from a November 4 Time Magazine article by Marjorie Dannenfelser. Dannenfelser is the president of the Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life political action committee. The suffragette movement is the subject of the new movie Suffragette. Starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep, it tells the story of the struggle for women’s rights in … [Read more...]

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Study: porn fans may be useful allies of abortion industry

Viewers hold 'less negative' view of terminating life than nonusers

The following comes from an October 14 WND article by Douglas Ernst: Researchers are putting liberal feminists in a Catch 22 – males who regularly use pornography may exhibit “hostile sexism,” but they also appear prone to supporting abortion. A recent study published by the Journal of Sex Research addresses science-backed feminist critiques of the porn industry as an … [Read more...]

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Secrets behind the Feminist movement

Cosmopolitan journalist turned Catholic convert tells her story

The following comes from an October 13 Christian Newswire press release: The 1960s women's rights movement has had a profoundly adverse impact on women throughout the United States, including Sue Ellen Browder, a former ardent propagandist for sexual liberation who wrote stories meant to soft-sell unmarried sex, contraception and abortion as the single woman's path to … [Read more...]

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Impressive lineup at San Francisco NFP conference

“Male & female he created them” draws star speakers

On August 21 and 22 the Archdiocese of San Francisco is hosting the the 13th statewide conference of the California Association of Natural Family Planning. The conference, with the theme Male and Female He Created Them: Marriage and the Stewardship of the Body, will take place in the Event Center of the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, and will feature a top-drawer … [Read more...]

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Major feminist ruffles feathers over IVF and abortion

Germaine Greer criticizes Elton John, fertility industry

The following comes from a May 30 Bioedge article by Xavier Symons: Feminist author Germaine Greer has attacked the IVF industry, claiming that the highly commercialised treatment has ‘destroyed motherhood’. “The concept of motherhood has been emptied out,” she said to a packed audience at the Hay Festival in Wales. “We now have a genetic mother who supplies eggs... did … [Read more...]

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Catholicism’s man-sized crisis

What can we do about millions of men leaving the church?

The following comes from a May 7 Catholic World Report article by Joseph M. Hanneman: Matthew James Christoff is wants the world to know the Catholic Church has a man problem. Actually, not just a problem, but a crisis. The Catholic convert from Minnesota’s Twin Cities founded an apostolate called the New Emangelization Project to help men learn and fully live their faith. … [Read more...]

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Berkeley’s Kaya Oakes vs. Cardinal Burke

The difficulty of male-female relations

The following comes from a Jan. 8 story by Carl Olson on Catholic World Report. Kaya Oakes, a revert to Catholicism after spending time as a self-described pro-choice liberal, has penned a little screed—a veritable bundle of befuddlement!—aimed at the recent New Emangelization interview with Cardinal Raymond Burke (which I posted about on Monday). I've not read Oakes' book … [Read more...]

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