Ask a Priest Library Youth Ministry Diocese Lent Calendar 2014 Event Calendar Xt3 TV

Women

Search in Women :
Aid For Women | Janessa's Story
Last edited 10th December 2014

Janessa shares the story of her unplanned pregnancy, the help she received at Aid for Women, and her journey of motherhood.

……


Two Cultures, One Demeaning Attitude to Women
Last edited 9th December 2014

In a recent edition of Canada’s National Post Mona Eltahawy, an Egyptian woman, wrote about the rampant practice of female genital mutilation (FMG). In the same edition Jen Gerson wrote a piece lamenting access to abortion in Canada and the need for increased chemical abortions. Ironically, one cultural practice goes to horrific lengths because a woman’s purity is paramount, whereas another cultural practice goes to horrific lengths because a woman’s sexual freedom is paramount. Either way, the woman’s true interests are subordinated to the village, or dominant culture.


I Never Want to be a Priest.
Last edited 6th October 2014

“Do you want to be a priest” isn’t just a question that was asked because I was woman studying theology. I think it comes from a deeper place, I think people are genuinely curious why the Catholic Church teaches that the priesthood is reserved to men. And let’s be honest, some people aren’t just curious about it, they are angry about it.


These Ladies Stood in Front of an Interactive Mirror Without Knowing what to Expect
Last edited 24th September 2014

How many people look in the mirror every morning and feel inadequate and just ugly? These ladies didn’t know what to expect at first but then they realised the mirror started talking to them. It also showed them personalised messages from their families and friends reassuring them just how appreciated they are. Watch their reactions as the scene unfolds.


Pope Appoints Five Women, Including One Australian, to Theological Panel
Last edited 24th September 2014

Pope Francis has named Australian theologian Tracey Rowland among the new female members of the International Theological Commission. The Vatican announced her appointment on 23 September, along with those of Sister Prudence Allen RSM, Sister Alenka Arko, Dr Moira McQueen and Prof Marianne Schlosser.

……


Selfie Esteem: Body Image in a Digital Age
Last edited 2nd September 2014

While young women have long faced social pressure to look their best, the fact that “the glare of the camera is never far away,” as Hoder puts it, sets the experience of today’s teenagers and young adults apart from that of previous generations. The message is loud and clear: You must be beautiful.

……


Slaughter of the Innocents
Last edited 1st September 2014

The ratio of female to male infants continues to decline in India and a recent report by the United Nations warned that urgent action is needed to reverse the trend. The report, “‘Sex Ratios and Gender Biased Sex Selection: History, Debates and Future Directions,” was published by the organization UN Women. The ratio has gone from 976 girls to 1000 boys in 1961, to 927 girls in 2001, and to 918 girls in 2011.


Natural Family Planning Praised for Respecting Women & Nature
Last edited 1st August 2014

Catholic teaching on sexuality and fertility is being hailed as a moral alternative to hormonal birth control that embraces nature and respects the fullness of women’s lives and dignity.

……


Addicted to Birth Control
Last edited 29th July 2014

I have had medical issues with my cycles since they started at the age of 12. For a year I was too embarrassed to tell my mom, or anyone outside of my journal, that just about everything was wrong with them. You name it; I probably experienced it.


One Woman Had Enough of Catcalling on the Street. Here’s What She Does to Her Hecklers.
Last edited 23rd July 2014

Women walking down the street, especially in larger cities, are likely accustomed to some mild catcalling or comments directed toward them from complete strangers. Most of these women ignore their hecklers, but not Lindsey. Lindsey, a 28-year-old from Minneapolis who only is identified by her first name, confronts the people making unwanted comments, accusing them of “street harassment.”


You are viewing 1 - 10 of 310 items