Have Courage and Be Kind: A Take on Catholic Womanhood

"From the female saints who have been declared Doctors of the Church (St. Hildegard of Bingen, St. Therese of Lisieux, and St. Teresa of Avila), to the lifestyles and celebrated feast days of various female saints, to the reverence with which we treat Mary, the Mother of God, and finally, to the teaching that the Church herself embodies the attributes of womanhood, the Catholic Church recognized - and recognizes - the inherent dignity, worth, and value of women."

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Womanhood vs. Mother’s Day

Womanhood's relationship with Mother's Day-- it's complicated.  Not all women are mothers, but all women have mothers.  Aside from the handful of people who posted on social media how they were served breakfast in bed and never listed a finger all day and were presented handwritten tributes from all their smiling children who never whined all …

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