Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Five Things I Am Excited About as a Cathofeminist




Today I happened across five things that excited me, and I wanted to share them with you.

1.       St. Joan of Arc: Today is her feast day. I came across this write up about her, and I wanted to share it because I mostly only see her analyzed by folks that swear she was insane. Insane or not, her courage and faith have always moved me, and Joan happens to be my grandmother’s middle name. Both are extremely strong women that inspire me.

2.       St. Hildegard Von Bingen: A friend linked to an online article about Pope Benedict XVI and St. Hildegard Von Bingen. While the article is filled with language and a tone that is in keeping with the general thought that feminism is the opposite of Catholicism, I appreciate the notice being drawn to important Catholic women that in some ways have not been properly acknowledged.

3.       Authentically Free At Last: Finally I will have a way to satisfy my obsession with Gloria Purvis! This in-production EWTN series sounds amazing. The link is to a video where the three host of the show discuss the general scope of the series. It is almost an hour long, but when you have the time, I highly suggest you check it out. I am certain it will be thought provoking to say the least, and I will be setting my DVR accordingly!

4.       Brave: This movie is the first Disney/Pixar movie I have wanted to see since Toy Story. Not only does it feature a strong female lead, it bucks the Disney Princess trend that tells our sons and daughters that women are a prize to be won. She has wild, unruly hair that seems to match her personality and I am just so excited to see it! I will insert this as a caution though: our purchasing power is important. I just might go get the Disney version and a few books if the movie is all I am hoping it will be.

5.       Jo Ann Nardelli: This woman is clearly one of character. It takes courage to stand up for what you believe in, especially when you must do so in the public eye. I do not find myself too closely identifying with a political party at all these days, but mad props to her for following her conscience instead of the party line.

What inspired you today?

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1 comment:

  1. I really liked the blog about Joan of Arc. It was very interesting! and I, too, am excited to see "Brave!" :)

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