Among Women 165: A Theology of Women and New Feminism Beneath a Guiding Star

August 24, 2013

This episode:

“Blessed are They”: St Therese of Lisieux

“Among Women” Guest: Leah Jacobson

Leah Jacobson

Leah Jacobson

This week we look at the recent news of Pope Francis’ comments about a” theology of women in the church.” I share my reactions, and my recent writing on the subject. I’m also grateful to introduce Leah Jacobson in our “Among Women” segment. Her faith and vision helped to found The Guiding Star Project.

In the “Blessed Are They” segment, I read from St Therese’s Story of a Soul where she describes herself as the “the little flower” and how we find our identity within God’s “garden”.

Among Women takes the 33 Day Challenge to Pray the Rosary, sponsored by Real Men Pray the Rosary!

Links for this episode:

Transcript of Pope Francis’ Comments on “theology of women” as well as other subjects.

Pat’s Washington Post Op-Ed: “A Theology of Women? What Did Francis Mean?” and other articles on the subject.

Pat’s book: Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious

John Paul II’s Mulieris Dignitatem (“On The Dignity and Vocation of Women”) and Letter to Women

Paul VI’s Address to Women

Story of a Soul – The Autobiography of St Therese of Lisieux

The Guiding Star Project Website and Facebook page

Leah Jacobson’s Review of Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious

A prayer to St Therese, the little flower

Real Men Pray the Rosary 33 Day Challenge, plus my review of the book Real Men Pray the Rosary.

Other shows of related interest:

AW 155: “Woman, you are gift!” – A look at our feminine genius.

AW 31 and 32: A two-part discussion with Dr Maura Hearden, PhD Theology on the dignity of women and the feminine genius


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