Oh Jennifer – such a good article. Thank you for writing this, in particular:
“I do not see women who display a blatant disregard for what their Church teaches.
Instead, I see women who love their Catholic faith, and who genuinely desire to live in accordance with its tenets.
I see women who have been bombarded by secular wisdom on human sexuality, yet who have never heard a detailed explanation of their own Church’s beliefs in this area.”
Read this read this read this read this
Worth the read, and worth a re-examination of policies that have created this mess.
If you’ve ever searched for meaning in suffering, this wonderful, wonderful woman is one of the most powerful examples of that in our lifetime. A dear friend of mine is suffering, and she is making the best use of it possible by purifying herself and others. Pray for her, and consider donating to her GoFundMe.
OK OK OK OK Verily I get it … I need to wake up earlier…..
So… this is really interesting.
“Against a grim backdrop of rising suicide rates among American women, new research has revealed a blinding shaft of light: One group of women — practicing Catholics — appears to have bucked the national trend toward despair and self-harm.”
This woman writes well, and speaks about understanding the dignity and beauty of the human body apart from the procreative act that so much of our culture is obsessed with.
“Many of us spend our energy looking forward, focused on something that is “not yet.” We feel discontent and impatient. We compare ourselves to others. We’re afraid to share our struggles with chastity. We are caught between a hyper sexualized culture and a marriage-obsessed Church community.”
As a single woman, this resonates true with me. I’m curious what others have to say?
What a joyful testament to the love a parent has for a child. Wow.