CWS member Sara Parvis has written a letter to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors which was originally shared via the Catholic Women Speak Facebook page and can now be shared with the wider public through our website. Please read, and if you feel compelled to, sign and share widely amongst your networks.
Article from CWS member Rebecca Bratten Weiss, originally published on Patheos.com 10th September 2018 When I was an undergraduate philosophy student, I spent a summer working on an organic wheat farm in Kansas, where an eccentric and heterodox farmer was trying to start a religious commune. We spent a lot of time studying the
Muslim Holy Women - June 2018 With our June issue we begin the seventh year of our life with both continuity and innovation. The choice of a subject to look at in depth in each issue is part of this continuity and this deeper examination is now to undergo further perfecting: as many readers
Article by CWS member Mary Pezzulo, originally published on Patheos.com 13th May 2018 Let’s say there is a Lady full of Grace. Let’s say there is a Lady who is perfect– but not as the world sees. Not a perfect June Cleaver who serves hot breakfast in a flawless manicure and perm. Not some
Article from CWS member Rebecca Bratten Weiss, originally published on Patheos.com 17th May 2018 My two younger children are going through an entirely understandable Maurice Sendak phase, which means I find lines like “we’ll eat you up, we love you so!” shouted through the house, while I go about my work. I was scrubbing
Blog from CWS member Jennifer Owens-Jofre originally published on www.jenniferowensjofre.com 15th May 2018 “You’re coding your way into freedom,” she said. “Not just yours—all of ours.” My colleague and I were co-working in the library, and she had noticed that I had begun to weep at my keyboard. The more closely I attend to my
Article by CWS member Kaya Oakes, originally published on http://killingthebuddha.com May 2018 The predator was revealed in a post on social media, written by a woman, circulated by women. Years ago, he and I were members of a loosely connected group of writers; not really friends, just acquaintances working on opposite sides of the country.
Article from CWS member Margaret Susan Thompson, originally published on globalsistersreport.org. 30th April 2018 As I began to visit religious archives many years ago — a journey that, at this point, has taken me to over five dozen motherhouses — I was bewildered at how often I was asked the same two questions by
Preaching from CWS member Rhonda Miska to the Collaborative Dominican Novitiate in St Louis, USA on the Fourth Sunday of Easter. The cornerstone is the one that is visibly most perfect and strong, without blemish or dent. No. The cornerstone is the one that everyone agrees is the best and most beautiful. No. The
APRIL 29, 2018 FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER KAREN MURPHY “I am the vine and you are the branches,” Jesus says to us. These words spoken by Jesus form one of the most profound metaphors we have for understanding our relationship with Him and with God. His vision is one of healthy vines and branches