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The Handmaid’s Tale – an introduction to our conversation

by Rebecca Bratten Weiss Margaret Atwood’s feminist dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, has been made into a television series, and as many remark that its themes seem especially relevant at this time, I can’t help but wonder: was there ever a time in which the theme of the appropriation of female fertility was not relevant?


Discovering God through the Arts – James Joyce’s Ulysses – by Melanie Newbould

Continuing Melanie Newbould's occasional blogs on faith and the arts. Ulysses I read Ulysses by James Joyce only about 10 years ago or so—and it was really that book that convinced me that Christianity might be the right path for me. It is a difficult book (at least for me); I don’t think I could


Catholic women discuss saints and asceticism

SOPHIE: Hello all! I am doing some research and writing on women saints and blesseds from about the twelfth century to the present and have found a terrific number of them who are celebrated for what we in the 21st century would consider extreme and bizarre penitential practices of self–mortification. Eating next to nothing, drinking


New book in the works

We are delighted to announce that we are working on a new book from the Catholic Women Speak network. Following the success of the book we published to coincide with the 2015 Synod on the Family, Catholic Women Speak: Bringing Our Gifts to the Table, Paulist Press have invited us to publish another collection of essays in


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