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Is it Okay to Wear a Bikini?: Jackie Francois on Modesty
Last edited 10th April 2014

In this new Life Teen video, Jackie Francois addresses the question of whether or not it’s okay to wear a bikini this Summer. And it’s not just a yes or no answer. It’s all about how you, as a woman, want other people to view you — as a whole person or just attractive body parts.


More Young Women Choosing Health Over Birth Control
Last edited 8th April 2014

Brianna Heldt was 20 years-old when she first started taking the birth control pill. As an Evangelical Protestant, she believed in saving sex for marriage, but the young college student was planning her wedding and wanted to delay having children for a few years. Like many young women, Heldt visited her college's campus health clinic and got a prescription.

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Storytelling event to empower women to take more visible role in the Church
Last edited 12th March 2014

In a recent interview to mark his one year anniversary, Pope Francis said the role of the Virgin Mary is greater than any bishop or apostle. He added that the Church is feminine at its origin, and so the role of women within the Church should be greater. JOCELYNE KHOUEIRYFounder, "La Libanaise: Femme du 31 Mai”"Women play a great role in so many levels. It starts at a personal level when she discovers her vocation and identity as a woman. She carries positive energy, good will. Her characteristics as a mother gives her a certain power on a human level.” On March 8, to commemorate International Women's Day, eleven women in various leadership positions within the Catholic Church will share their stories.


Expendable Mothers: The Surrogacy Industry Treats Women Like Disposable Commodities
Last edited 6th March 2014

Today we have stricter and more humane laws and protocols around adoption, and the rights of birth mothers and their children. But the global baby production industry profits through circumventing these. This industry is taking Australia back to the dark days of mother-child separations and baby snatching at birth. But glitzy technology and distorted ideas about the right of anyone to a child, is clouding clear judgment and sensible policy-making in today's surrogacy business.

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Respect for Women: Pope's Prayer Intention for March 2014
Last edited 2nd March 2014

This month, the Holy Father has asked Catholics everywhere to pray: "That all cultures may respect the rights and dignity of women." Fr. Kubicki reflects on Pope Francis' universal prayer intention for March 2014 in this video.


An Anti-Photoshop Revolution? Verily's Take on Real Beauty
Last edited 13th February 2014

Ashley Crouch is the PR manager and contributing editor of a new women's fashion magazine with a much talked about policy: no digital alterations to models' real appearances allowed. “Whereas other magazines Photoshop to achieve the 'ideal' body type or leave a maximum of three wrinkles, we never alter the body or face structure of our models with Photoshop,” reads the description on Verily magazine's website.


A Mirror on Lent - Lenten Promise and Prayer for Self-Worth
Last edited 2nd April 2014

A prayer for self-worth and positive thinking during Lent. This is a great resource for youth groups or religion classes. You can print out a copy of the prayer for your group to follow along with here.

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Pope Francis: The Role of Women in the Family is 'Indispensable'
Last edited 28th January 2014

Pope Francis spoke out once again about the importance of the "feminine genius." This time, before a large delegation from the Italian Women's Center, a women's association, which closed their yearly national gathering at the Vatican. During his speech, the Pope reminded them that society and the labor force need a feminine touch. He added that he also wants women to have a more "capillary and incisive" role in the Church.


Women of the Passion - A Reflection on the Women Who Accompanied Christ to His Death
Last edited 2nd April 2014

A great number of the people followed him, and among them were women who were beating their breasts and wailing for him. But Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children... For if they do this when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?" (Luke 23:27-31)

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This Will Forever Change The Way You Look At “Selfies”
Last edited 28th January 2014

We all have insecurities about out bodies. But often the features that we are the most insecure about, are in fact what make us so unique... and this makes us beautiful!


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