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It’s Not as Bad as You Think: Women in Catholicism
It’s Not as Bad as You Think: Women in Catholicism The discovery of blogs and blogging has opened up a
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Non-Religious Women in the Church: In my last post I mentioned that, as a feminist theologian, I often find myself
However, female theologians from the secular sphere face their own particular challenges, and these challenges are both new and unique
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The X Factor Pope
When I read in the New York Times that Rolling Stone magazine had premiered a pop/rock track from an album
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The Confederate Flag and the Fight to End Racism
If you don’t understand the interconnections between all forms of prejudice, if you don’t understand what ‘white privilege’ means, you
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Marriage Equality, Pope Francis and Mary McAleese
The resounding ‘yes’ to marriage equality that resulted from Ireland’s referendum on the subject has provoked a great deal of
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The Surrogacy Red Herring: Referendum on Marriage Equality
She Needs Her Mother For Life, Not Just For Nine Months Why is the the ‘No’ side in the marriage
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Piers, Madonna and the Double Standard
http://fsrinc.org/node/1673Religion and Feminism     After Madonna’s scary and dangerous fall at the recent Brit awards, Piers Morgan wrote an
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Mary Magdalene: The Most Misunderstood Woman in History?
Up until the 1960s, Mary Magdalene was officially a ‘sinful woman’ in Roman Catholicism. In twentieth century Ireland, for example,
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After the Hooley is Over: Reflecting On Paddy’s Day
When St. Patrick set about converting them, the Irish took to Christianity like ducks to water. They have stayed true
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Mary Mary Quite Contrary: McAleese is Right Again
Ireland’s ex-president Mary McAleese said, in relation to preliminary discussions for the upcoming Synod on the family, that it was
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