Among Women 222: Negativity Among Catholics Thwarts the Good

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April 13, 2017

In this episode:

“Blessed are They”: St. Blandina

“Among Women” Guest: Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

In this conversation, we talk about a martyr’s death — that of St. Blandina in 177 AD — as well as the “persecutions” we see online and in the media among Christians whose negativity and criticism toward each other thwarts the good they may do. My guest is Jaymie Stuart Wolfe, writer of an provocative article — “Uncomfortable” — that challenges the in-fighting that can happen between members of the Church. Together we discuss the harmful effects of disparaging each other and each other’s projects with a kind of litmus Catholic test. This kind of negativity is contrary to the Christian mission. This show is a call to check our own witness, and to tend to our own efforts at reaching out to others.

Links for this episode:

“Uncomfortable”, as found in The Boston Pilot by Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Jaymie Stuart Wolfe’s ministry, Loaves and Fishes 

Adoption: Room for One More? by Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Other shows of related interest:

AW 144: a previous show with Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

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