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No Fainting Princesses, Please

Blog Published: March 17, 2014

Living in a women's religious community within the broader tradition of religious life, I take for granted having role models who are women. As I watched the movie Hunger Games: Catching Fire last night, I was grateful that the entertainment industry is offering more roles (especially for young people) that portray strong women leaders -- not fainting princesses.

AS093 Ask Sister – Special Edition on Saints, holiness, and joy with guests Sister Sandra Schneiders and Father James Martin

Podcast Recorded: November 24, 2011

AS093 Ask Sister podcast published on November 24, 2011. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. This is a Special Edition on Saints, holiness, and joy. The nuns are joined by Catholic superstars Sister Sandra Schneiders, IHM, and Father James Martin, SJ.

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AS037 Ask Sister – lies and sins, women Doctors of the Church, having a religious life without being a nun, weekend with the IHM Sisters

Podcast Recorded: August 13, 2010

AS037 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on August 13, 2010. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Topics include: lies, sins, and truth; women Doctors of the Church; having a religious life without being a nun; hanging out with the IHM Sisters, and more!

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The universal call to holiness and women’s leadership in the Catholic Church

Blog Published: April 1, 2010

Our very own Sister Maxine Kollasch, IHM, was interviewed on NPR program “Tell Me More” with host Michel Martin.

Some of the first feminists were Catholic Sisters and Nuns

Blog Published: March 22, 2010

Catholic? Feminist? That’s right. Catholic sisters and nuns were some of the first feminists in the U.S. and across the globe.

Women of Faith documentary

Blog Published: April 17, 2009

Women and the Catholic Church is always an intriguing and provocative topic. “Women of Faith: A Film about Women and the Catholic Church” is a new documentary by filmmaker Rebecca Alvin that explores this topic.

I always wanted to be an altar server

Blog Published: October 19, 2006

I always wanted to be an altar server. But when I was a kid, only boys were allowed to be altar servers. By the time parishes could have girls as altar servers, it was too late for me. I was a teenager and the thought of marching around in a white robe that would hide my very cool outfits did not really appeal to me. Plus I wasn’t going to be caught dead in an altar server class with a bunch of little kids.