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International Women’s Day – Gospel Reflection by Ursula Halligan

Chapel of St Francis Borgia, Jesuit Curia, Rome Voices of Faith, International Women’s Day, 8th March 2018 Ursula Halligan is former political editor of Irish television station TV3, and she campaigned for same-sex marriage during the Irish Referendum in 2015. 2018 Photo: Wolfgang Schmidt Gospel reading: Luke 11:14-23 He was driving out a devil and


Rebecca Bratten Weiss on Pro-Life, Empathy and Activism

WHEN REALITIES COLLIDE: A PRO-LIFE ACTIVIST SUGGESTS A CHANGE OF DIRECTION FOR THOSE CAMPAIGNING FOR THE ABOLITION OF THE ABORTION ACT 18 October 2017 | by Rebecca Bratten Weiss When I was a teenager, a friend confided to me that she feared she was pregnant. The relationship was futile, her life unstable; she was terrified


A Pope Francis Lexicon

We are delighted that 11 members of Catholic Women Speak are among the contributors to this exciting new book edited by Cindy Wooden and Joshua J. McElwee:   A Pope Francis Lexicon is a collection of over fifty essays by an impressive set of insightful contributors from around the globe, each writing on a specific word


Catholic Women Discuss the Charlie Gard Case

This Facebook discussion explores complex ethical questions about life support and end of life decisions, the relationship between health care and 'big pharma', and differences between attitudes to these issues in the US, Canada and the UK. Participants include health care professionals and women speaking from their own experiences of caring for sick or dying


Catholic Women Preach – Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Vickey McBride is the Director of Campus Ministry at Saint Martin de Porres High School (Cristo Rey) in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to working at Saint Martin, she lived and worked in Brownsville, Texas as a teacher in the Alliance for Catholic Education, earning her Master of Education degree from the University of Notre Dame.


For some Catholics, a vegetarian diet goes hand in hand with faith |

CWS member Jeannine M. Pitas writes about the relationship between her Catholic faith and being a vegetarian: I suspect “Catholic” is not the first identity marker most people think of when they think of a vegetarian. Yet for many Catholics—myself included—a vegetarian or vegan diet is an integral part of our religious practice. Source: For