Modern feminism continues to rise in the United States and around the globe. Women’s Marches and media campaigns fill our news feeds and dinner conversations. In today's world, it is taken for GRANTED that if you believe in the equality of women, you also believe in access to abortion, contraception, sex outside of marriage, and that women should be able to serve in all roles - even priesthood. Maybe, you struggle to see how Catholic teaching could be fair... much less good... for women. If that's the case then, you're in the right place. It's important to ask these hard questions - on why is this the teaching in our theology, but also what are the practical implications for the women who follow them? Join us as we wrestle with how to reconcile Church teachings with women's equality in the world, and in the Church. Consider this a course in Catholic Feminism 101.
Victoria Mastrangelo , Michelle Mowry-Willems, Mary Stempky and Samantha Povlock chat about the week 1 readings on Equality, Freedom, and Abortion.
Udochi Ekwerike, Mindy Edgington and Samantha Povlock chat about the week 2 readings on Sex and Marriage.
Lisa Jurski, Julia Rushing, Meg McEachran and Samantha Povlock chat about this week's readings on Women's Fertility (and Infertility).