12.23
When Did Feminism Become Anti-Motherhood?

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It’s odd to be celebrating the heroism of Mary — carrying her pregnancy with Jesus to term in the face of potential stoning — in a culture, that devalues motherhood and children, both born and unborn. The Huffington PostWhen Did Feminism Become Anti-Motherhood? The bourgeois are addicted to personal safety, myself included. We look at unseen heroism, self-sacrifice, and risk and say ‘no thank you.’ How can we understand Mary’s Magnificat?

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12.15
Say Their Names: Women Were the Targets in Cairo Church Bombing

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Cairo Church attack

ISIS has martyred women and girls at Mass in a Coptic Church in Cairo, Egypt. Pray the names of these martyrs around your Advent wreath. More from Aleteia: Say Their Names: Women Were the Targets in Cairo Church Attack. Prayers for the Church in Egypt.

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10.21
Examining Paul through the eyes of a classicist

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In U.S. Catholic, Sarah Ruden, puts St. Paul’s teachings into their historical context. “The ancient institution of marriage is a fairly brutal one . . . and it just chews individuals up, especially women . . .” We can credit St. Paul with the idea of love marriage: Examining Paul through the eyes of a classicist. (Above: my family after my second was born.)

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