- May 28, 2020
In a statement published on an anti-establishment website, radical feminists claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s bombing at Mexico’s Roman Catholic Council of Bishops. The alleged culprits said the attack was in response to “every torture and murder” made in the name of God.
Catholic feminist Anna Keating says that beginning to see one’s fertility and biology, not as an enemy to be eradicated, but as an indicator of health to be understood, is a huge shift. Fertility Awareness gets people to think of themselves as fundamentally relational, and allows them to start thinking about what they want those relationships to look like.
The United States is the only industrial country which does not have mandatory paid maternity leave. Doing so, in addition to fulfilling the requirements of justice for women, will also advance the Church’s concern for the family and for life by saving the lives of prenatal children. Paid family leave is solidly rooted in Catholic social teaching, including the 1981 social encyclical of St. John Paul II, ‘Laborem Exercens.”
Can pro-lifers be feminist? Women met for a panel discussion on the issues, hailing from both sides of the abortion debate. Though the panelists did not agree on abortion they ultimately admitted that more must be done to provide appropriate health care for women and that the tags and and labels are mostly hindering that goal.
Women intellectuals, doctors, and scholars from all over the world met in Rome for a conference where they pleaded with the United Nations to ban European citizens from traveling abroad to procure surrogate mothers.
Erika Bachiochi, fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and Doctor Mary Anne Case, law professor at the University of Chicago, had a lively debate in Colorado on the role of women in the Catholic Church and how it coincides and clashes. The two scholars clashed on many issues from women priests to gender identity.