Posts Tagged ‘feminists’

Catholics and secular feminists fight against commercial surrogacy

Monday, June 17th, 2019

In an unusual alignment of views, both Catholics and secular feminists in New York state are opposing a bill that would legalise commercial surrogacy. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s bill has already passed the state Senate. However the bill is stalled in the state Assembly (which is the other ‘half’ of the state Legislature). This is because Read more

Mystery – did feminist anarchists set bishops conference bomb?

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Mystery surrounds a feminist anarchist group calling itself “Informal Feminist Commando of Anti-Authoritarian Action Coatlicue”. The group is being blamed for last week’s bombing of the Mexican bishops’ conference offices. No-one was injured in the early morning blast, which caused little damage to the building. So far nobody has been arrested. Although news reports say Read more

Surrogacy’s not for us: feminists, conservative Catholics unite

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Surrogacy’s not for us, say members of a high-profile Italian feminist organisation, Se Non Ora Quando. While they argue it’s the right of every woman to decide what to do with her own body, they are staunchly against surrogacy. Surrogacy in this context is the practice of arranging for another woman to carry and give Read more

US archbishop urges Catholics to shun Girl Scouts

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

A US archbishop has urged priests, scout leaders and other Catholics to sever ties with the Girl Scouts of the USA. St Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson stated in an open letter that the organisation promotes values “incompatible” with Catholic teachings. The archbishop urged parishes that host Girl Scout meetings to consider alternative programmes that are Read more

Feminism through the life cycle

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

In the introduction to the Tenth Anniversary Edition of The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan wrote, “It’s frightening when you’re starting on a new road that no one has been on before. You don’t know how far it’s going to take you until you look back and realize how far, how very far you’ve gone.” Indeed. Read more