The Knights of Columbus want you to believe any questions about their agenda are an attack against Catholicism. But the truth is that they are diverting tax-free resources to advance an agenda—under the guise of religious freedom—that is completely out of touch with the majority of Catholics.
Tag: Catholic Church
Called to Account: Inside the Feminist Fight to End Clergy Sex Abuse
In 2018, revelations about the Catholic hierarchy’s cover-up of clergy sex abuse came too fast and too often for church leaders to contain. To fully understand this crisis, it is crucial to recognize that it is taking place in a church where women remain locked out of the governing structure, without voice, vote or power.
Family Court and the Catholic Church: Shattering the Last Taboos for Institutions That Fail our Children
One in 10 children will be sexually abused before their eighteenth birthday; survivors can attest to the pain and trauma that lasts them a lifetime. The health cost to our society is in the billions of dollars annually. Yet the most egregious injustices against child sex abuse survivors happen each day in family courts.
This Week in Women: Calling Out Sex Abuse in the Church and the Classroom
It’s hard to believe that sexual asceticism and celibacy rules have nothing to do with what’s going on in the Church—along with a perverted male toxicity whose outlet isn’t in machismo, but rather shame, deviance and exploitation.
Humanae Vitae and a Half-Century of Harm to Women Around the World
Next week, the Vatican will open the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Ireland—just one month after the ominous anniversary of Humanae Vitae, the Vatican policy banning birth control. While […]
Let the Secrets be Damned, Not the Women
It’s Oscars time in the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp—and fittingly, many of the Best Picture nominees are films whose plot lines expose secrets.
Flying in the Face of Catholic Law, These Women Are Claiming the Priesthood
In the rest of the city, people are trudging through the rain and struggling to keep their umbrellas from flipping inside out. But inside Chicago’s Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, it’s […]
The 15 (Or So!) Best Feminist Films of 2015
A nonagenarian fashionista who wears her wrinkles as “a badge of courage.” Two transgender women of color stomping it out in the streets of Hollywood with only their friendship to […]
New Film “Spotlight” Tackles Sex Abuse by Catholic Priests
In 2003, a group of reporters from The Boston Globe were awarded a Pulitzer Prize for their investigation into sex crimes covered up the Catholic Church. Now, a new film, […]
Why 100 Women Just Marched 100 Miles
On Tuesday, 100 women from various backgrounds, faiths and nationalities completed their 100-mile walk to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. Their pilgrimage, […]