Good Riddance to Miss America’s Swimsuit Competition

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

The new all-woman leadership of the Miss America pageant has decided to draw more attention to the beauty of authentic femininity rather than women’s body parts by axing the swimsuit competition and doing away with the concept of judging contestants based on their physical appearance. What could be wrong with that?

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International Women’s Day: We Need More than Just “Gender Parity”

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Today is International Women’s Day, a day aimed at celebrating mostly “progressive” ideas about the nature and worth of women, but that doesn’t mean this day has to be spent focusing on “gender parity.” Why not spend it on much deeper issues such as how we can change the sexual norms that are so disrespectful and disadvantageous to women?

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Young Women of Grace Facilitators Share Innovative Class Ideas

Facilitators of a new Young Women of Grace group are sharing innovative ways they used to make their classes come alive and as you can see, the girls are loving it!

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“Pink Hat” Marchers to Converge on Detroit This Weekend

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Organizers of the infamous 2017 Women’s March are hosting a convention for women in Detroit this weekend where they will bring together leaders of the women’s rights and “progressive” movement and every day women – but the affair is already riddled with criticism and internal conflict.

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Is a 45 Ft. Nude Female Statue Coming to DC?

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Activists who are hoping to start a conversation about violence against women are attempting to bring a 45 foot sculpture of a nude woman standing in a yoga pose from San Francisco to the National Mall in Washington DC where it will face the White House.

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Women gather in sisterhood to grow, spread and witness faith

by Linda Reeves of The Florida Catholic Staff 

The women gathered in the small conference room at St. Joan of Arc Parish Aug. 26 were graciously greeted by the meeting organizer, and then invited to make the sign of the cross after dipping their fingers in the holy water in a small bottle being circulated around the room.

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Congresswoman’s Faith Results in Medical Miracle

Abigail Rose Beutler, 3, enjoys an Easter Egg hunt (Facebook)

Abigail Rose Beutler, 3, enjoys an Easter Egg hunt (Facebook)

In a follow-up to a story we have been following for three years, the daughter of Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) who was advised to abort the child because she had no kidneys, is now a healthy and thriving toddler.

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Wonder Woman & the Wonder of Women

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Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

While most of the world hails the blockbuster movie, Wonder Woman, as a new box-office record for a film directed by a woman, the devoted mother who starred in the movie and who was five months pregnant while filming parts of it is a stark reminder to all of us that embracing authentic femininity can put the heroine in all of us.

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