Contributions

Why Women Aren’t Heard | Silencing of Women in the Catholic Church
October 10, 2018


The #MeToo movement has grown tremendously in the past year. The MeToo Movement urges us to look honestly at the widespread, worldwide mistreatment of women. Institutions everywhere are supposed to learn to take seriously women’s repeated complaints against sexual assault and sexual harassment. The importance of the movement for women’s rights was reemphasized when the …

Choosing Body Autonomy over Purity
September 26, 2018


What could be wrong with sexual purity? A lot, according to Linda Kay Klein, the author of the new book, Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free. The title summarizes the story of evangelical churches using a strong message of women’s sexual purity to limit …

Fighting against Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church
September 11, 2018


The stories of sexual abuse are seemingly unending. A Pennsylvania grand jury gave us horrible details of seventy years of sexual abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses. The report revealed that over 1,000 children were harmed by over 300 clergy. The grand jury tells us, for example, that One of these priests ejaculated in the …