Two new pastoral associates commissioned in Los Angeles archdiocese

Pastoral associates work closely with a parish pastor to oversee decision-making responsibilities and assist in the formation of the congregation

Thirty years ago Suzette Sornborger was a college graduate looking for a job — little knowing that her first job would start her on a path of service for the Church, which would mean trading one ministerial job for another, moving from parish to parish, until she would finally be commissioned as a pastoral associate. “I won’t have the official title until after Sunday,” … [Read more...]

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She didn’t participate in ‘A Day Without Women,’ and here’s why

"It seems paradoxical that women would absent themselves from paid work when it’s only recently in human history that so many of us can enjoy these opportunities"

The challenge for any “women’s movement” is to represent all women, and that’s the problem with today’s “A Day Without Women.” Not only does it ignore women who don’t support abortion, but it glosses over the experience of millions of women in the developing world who can’t afford to postpone their responsibilities. I’m one of those people who likes to read a book before … [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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When did going to church become taboo?

At the risk of seeming uptight or judgmental, more and more women are hiding their faith from their friends

The following comes from a July 7 Marie Claire article by Julie Bensman: At the risk of seeming uptight, judgmental, or literally holier than thou, more and more women are hiding their faith from their friends. I grew up the way I imagine lots of midwestern Catholic kids grow up. My family dutifully attended church on major holidays like Christmas and Easter, or on the … [Read more...]

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