Mary Rezac

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Six resources that offer real help for post-abortive women

TeenVogue can’t make up it’s mind about abortion. On the one hand, they see the need to promote it as a nonchalant procedure that is a normal part of the teenage experience. On the other, they seem to recognize that the procedure is not the same as getting a tooth pulled at the dentist. However, in […]

In response to that pro-choice priest in TeenVogue

The last time I read TeenVogue, I was still thinking about what color my braces should be and whether my black background on MySpace looked cool or “too emo.”  But a recent article from the teen magazine that’s been making the rounds on social media is hard to ignore. It’s entitled: “I am a Priest, and […]

The feminists and the friars: How the Dominicans encountered the Women’s March

It was the day after the inauguration when hundreds of thousands of (mostly) women descended on Washington D.C. for the Women’s March, a show of solidarity against President Trump and an act of advocating for women’s rights and equality. The Women’s March was not without controversy. The organizers released a list of guiding principles including “open […]

Patron saints of refugees and immigrants, pray for us

President Trump’s order to implement stricter vetting on refugees and lower the cap for the number of refugees who can enter the United States has received criticism from many Catholic bishops and leaders throughout the country, who believe the move will only hurt innocent people fleeing war and terror. “Halting admissions of refugees for 90 […]

Debunking Planned Parenthood facts with Planned Parenthood facts

Is anyone else exhausted after defending their position as a pro-life feminist? I’m pretty sure my brain and my wrists have both developed some form of carpal tunnel in the past 36-48 hours. It all started when the Women’s March booted the group “New Wave Feminists” from their list of sponsors for being pro-life. The organizers of […]

Advent in Aleppo

By now you’ve likely heard of the devastating events in the wake of the final battle for Aleppo in the past few days. The Syrian government has taken control of much of the city, but people still trapped in a small area of east Aleppo held by the remaining rebels have been sending harrowing goodbyes and […]

What we know about St. Lucy

Most of what we know about St. Lucy is relegated to the realm of rumors and romantic legend. Much of her history has been lost over the years, so there are only a handful of things we know for certain about this saint. Her life What we do know is that she was a holy […]

The Muslim restaurant serving up Christmas cheer

Here’s some news to warm your heart this Advent season. A Muslim-owned restaurant in London is offering free three-course meals on Christmas day to the elderly and the homeless. In a handwritten note, shared through a Facebook post, the restaurant encouraged its followers to share the post and spread the news to ensure that “No one […]

Tour this gorgeous Italian Cathedral online

I think 360 photos and video are probably the best thing to happen to the internet and photography since cat memes. As proof, check out this 360 photo of the inside of Milan Cathedral, or the Duomo di Milano. The largest church in Italy (St. Peter’s, which is larger, is located in Vatican City State) took […]

A German priest’s Advent reflections from World War II

Father Alfred Delp was in the midst of his studies to become a Jesuit priest when Hitler took power in Germany in 1933. Despite increasing difficulties under the regime, he was ordained a priest for the order in 1937. His first assignment as a priest was on the editorial staff of the influential Jesuit publication Stimmen der […]

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