Hope for a Church That is Struggling

We're in the middle of the Catholic #metoo. Maybe. It's unclear what we're in, except that we can never go back to the way things were. Ironically, or providentially, our theme for this month on Everyday Ediths is Hope. Capital H. Hope the theological virtue - the great gift that causes us to yearn for the …

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Love is Not Possible Without Freedom

God desires one thing from us: our love. For us, doing that is fairly simple, though not always easy. All we need to do is obey His commandments and to do His will in all things. It gets tricky when we realize that God gave us Free Will, meaning that some of us will choose …

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Freedom in Monasticism and What It Means for the Un-cloistered

When I was younger I wanted to be a nun, badly. Even though I eventually discerned a vocation to marriage, I still retain a love and admiration of the monastic life from spending time with the Sisters. While I firmly believe that everyone should embrace their current vocation, I see the vocations to religious life …

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What Does It Take To Be a “Faithful Catholic Woman”?

What does it mean to be a faithful Catholic woman? Have you ever wondered if you really have a place in the Catholic Church? Can you reconcile the idea of being a faithful Catholic woman with the fact that you/your life looks nothing like the stereotype that popped into your head when you read "faithful …

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