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Episode 29—Catholic Feminism: Should We?—Abigail Rine Favale

By Catholic Culture Podcast ( bio - articles - email ) | Feb 19, 2019 | In The Catholic Culture Podcast

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Today there is more pressure than ever before on both women and men to embrace feminism. In her outstanding memoir, Into the Deep, Abigail Rine Favale gives a resonant account of her journey from an evangelical childhood to a Christian feminism which inevitably gave way to the secular, postmodern variety. This ideology gradually gutted her faith—a process interrupted by childbirth and a sudden and unexpected conversion to Catholicism.

We discuss the feasibility of Catholic feminism, the danger of interpreting Scripture and doctrine through a predetermined ideological hermeneutic, facile uses of the word “equality”, the totalizing nature of all ideology, the role of intuition in the spiritual life, and more.


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Recent articles by Abigail Rine Favale

“Confessions of a Feminist Heretic”

“Sex and Symbol”

“Hildegard of Bingen’s Vital Contribution to the Concept of Woman”

Other articles

Dawn Eden, “Eve of Deconstruction: Feminism and John Paul II”

Thomas V. Mirus, “Should women be meek and mild like Mary?”

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Thomas V. Mirus is Director of Podcasts for, hosts The Catholic Culture Podcast, and co-hosts Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast. See full bio.

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