- Jan 17, 2020
Divergent theories regarding Saint Mary Magdalene’s identity, many of which portray her as a repentant prostitute, in at least one theologian’s view are not only false, but speak to a wider problem with the Catholic understanding of human sexuality.
If there’s a feminist figure from the Bible for the #MeToo era, it could very well be Mary Magdalene.
Saint Mary Magdalene — whose feast day is on July 22 — was charged with proclaiming the tidings of Paschal joy to the very apostles themselves. This really means that she was the first person ever to truly proclaim the full Gospel message, since salvation was not complete until Christ had risen from the dead.
The vocation of Catholic womanhood can be fully realized only through prayer. A new book shows how different women use the Eucharist, Mary, Saints, and the Rosary to help form their prayer life; keeping in mind the words of the Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen: “To a great extent the level of any civilization is the level of its womanhood.”
Pope Francis reminds the faithful of the importance of recognizing one’s sins and asking for forgiveness. “God created the world, mankind fell into sin, Jesus came to re-create the world,” the pope said December 5 at his morning Mass.
Earlier this month, Spanish journalist Paloma Garcia Ovejero was tapped for the number-two position in the Holy See press office. She was immediately swarmed by press and headlines – and fascination — because she is a woman, and a laywoman at that. I loved her answer to questions prodding her