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An excerpt from Cancer Doesn’t Give a Shit About Your Stupid Attitude: Reflections on Cancer and Catholicism
by Mary Valle. Continue Reading →
The ostensible purpose of some images is to teach us something about life and death, but, Mary Valle asks, what else is going on when we seek out images of sick women’s bodies. Continue Reading →
…the Catholic Church seems to find “radical feminist” ideology. Even if the gatherers are cookie-hawking tweens. And members of a non-Catholic organization. Not affiliated with the Church in any way.
To the ever broadening category of Catholic Church vs. Women, we add today’s entry: the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has formalized it’s disapproval of the Girl Scouts of the USA with an official inquiry. It’s hard to not giggle at the USCCB following up its harassment of the women religious with the tweens with badges, but there you have the church’s priorities clearly demonstrated.
The Washington Post, via an AP article by David Crary, quotes Girl Scouts’ spokewoman Michelle Tompskins:
“For us, there’s an overarching sadness to it,” Tompkins added. “We’re just trying to further girls’ leadership.”
Some of the best religion and media reads from around the webs this week. Continue Reading →
Mary Valle: Fr. Marcel Guarnizo, the priest who denied Barbara Johnson (also known as the “lesbian Barbara Johnson”) communion at her mother’s funeral, has been put on administrative leave for having “engaged in intimidating behavior toward parish staff and others that is incompatible with proper priestly ministry.”