Women in the news

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Catholic Bishops call for Day of Prayer on Sun. Aug 17 for the Persecuted in Iraq – videos and donation link too.

Our US Bishops have called for a Day of Prayer this Sunday August 17. Let us pray with the church for these intentions. Details here: Back when Among Women was young, in 2010, then- Sister Olga Yacob spent time with me sharing her experiences of being an Iraqi who lived through the war-torn years, and…

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The F.U.N. Quotient… women’s Olympic style

  So proud of these great women from the silver-medal winning US hockey team — some of them returning to home here in the Boston area. Watch the video of their comments after landing at Logan Airport in Boston, via WCVB-TV. Also here’s some top Olympic moments for Team USA’s Women in other sports at…

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Lisa Hendey on Inter Nos on Catholic TV– a great synopsis of her life and work!

I first met Lisa Hendey at the end of 2004 through an email. Who would have known what would become it? Eventually I was writing regularly for Catholic Mom, back then when there was a little more than a dozen of us offering columns there. Today there’s close to 150 writers at CatholicMom.com and over…

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Helen Alvare in action before a Congressional Committee reviewing on H.R. 7, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.”

Women Speak for Themselves (WSFT) is a pro-woman, pro-life, pro-marriage, pro-family women’s advocacy group I’ve recommended to my readers and listeners before. More recently here. Please make yourself familiar with it on Facebook too. Here’s a video below of WSFT founder Helen Alvare as she testified today at the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution and…

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Alice Herz Sommer — amazing woman, musician, Holocaust survivor — describes the healing power of music

The first music, I’m sure, was sung by angels… who to this very day sing out the praises of God. But closer to home there are composers… and skilled musicians whose creative gifts image the loving God who creates. Even though music and grace and two different things, I think they act on us humans…

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A Woman of Holy Influence: Alice von Hildebrand, philosopher-theologian, knighted by Francis

In my book, Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious, as in my podcast, Among Women, I often discuss what it means to be a woman of holy influence. And what the end game really is: making a difference in the culture as spiritual and physical mothers. You cannot get there unless you understand the dignity and the…

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The Death of a True Spiritual Mother… I think she’s one of God’s little saints!

If you read my book, I hope you’ll come to understand that every woman is called to spiritual motherhood, and many of us are called to physical motherhood. Sister Antonio Brenner was both. Her recent death is mourned by many inmates who lived with her in a Tijuana prison, and many outside the prison who…

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Another music post… “Mater Eucharistiae” from the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist

Telling the world about the love of God via their ministry and their subsequent television appearances, the Sisters have a wonderful new recording. Oh yes! From the Sisters of Mary website: Mater Eucharistiae is the first ever recording from The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. The fifteen peaceful and serene songs of this…

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“I Shall Not Want” – my current fav from Audrey Assad’s new recording = Songprayer

You can take the girl outta radio, but you cannot take the radio outta the girl… or something like that. Though I have long left being a radio deejay to be a fond memory from my younger life, I will forever remain a music lover and promoter of what I find beautiful. I’m a believer…

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