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The Catholic Culture Podcast


A weekly podcast hosted by musician and writer Thomas V. Mirus, exploring everything Catholic, with a special focus on arts and culture. Dedicated to the Holy Family. An extension of CatholicCulture.org.

Feb 19, 2019

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.

Links

Buy Into the Deep: An Unlikely Catholic Conversion using discount code “DEEP” for 40% off https://wipfandstock.com/into-the-deep.html

Recent articles by Abigail Rine Favale

“Confessions of a Feminist Heretic” http://churchlife.nd.edu/2019/01/11/confessions-of-a-feminist-heretic/

“Sex and Symbol” http://churchlife.nd.edu/2018/06/19/sex-and-symbol/

“Hildegard of Bingen’s Vital Contribution to the Concept of Woman” http://churchlife.nd.edu/2018/12/11/hildegard-of-bingens-vital-contribution-to-the-concept-of-woman/

Other articles

Dawn Eden, “Eve of Deconstruction: Feminism and John Paul II” https://www.catholicity.com/commentary/eden/03324.html

Thomas V. Mirus, “Should women be meek and mild like Mary?” https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/otc.cfm?id=1594