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The Statue at the Synod and the Catholic Imagination

Symbols and artwork are multivalent. How can any Catholic with a properly formed imagination look at a statue of a heavily pregnant woman in the context of a church, and not see Mary pregnant with Jesus? Is it because she … Continue reading

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The Problems with the Placenta Analogy

Odd moment from last night's #pope event: When Ken Woodward asked about synod of only women through which ideas would pass "like a placenta" — Grant Gallicho (@gallicho) March 20, 2014 The placenta, of course, is an organ that is … Continue reading

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Truth, Deception, and Abortion

There seems to be a disturbing tendency towards misinformation in the pro-life movement. At best, this might be the result of inadequate education about the relevant facts: facts about fertility, conception, contraception, pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion, their effects on women, and … Continue reading

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erinkidd makes this excellent point, among others about the relationship between the individual and the community in liberal and feminist thought, in her post on Women’s Work over at WIT: Pregnancy and the first months of child-rearing are treated as … Continue reading

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