How to Stop Sexual Harassment? R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

If it wasn’t such a serious a matter, I would laugh every time another breathless reporter reveals the fall of another so-called “icon” of Congress, or the press, or Hollywood, after he was accused of sexual harassment. How could the media – or anyone for that matter – be so surprised by a phenomenon that women have been experiencing for centuries? Has it taken this long for them to realize that the sexual harassment of women is a systemic problem throughout the world?

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Pope Praises Prophetic Charism of Women

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer


Speaking to 20,000 faithful at a Papal Mass in Amman, Jordan, yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI stressed the prophetic role of women in God’s plans, saying public respect for women contributes to “the advancement of a culture of true humanity and the building of the civilization of love.”

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