On a rainy May afternoon I ducked out of the drizzle through the double glass doors of the Mistlin Art Gallery in the city’s historic downtown to join an intimate gathering of local opera lovers. Patrons gathered around mezzo-soprano Nikola Printz, artist, performer, and remarkable stage presence for a solo
A brief introduction to the person and personality of one of the greatest ladies of the Catholic Church. We can know God. Born in 1098, Hildegard of Bingen, a sickly child born of nobility was given at the age of eight to Jutta of Sponheim for care in
A brief introduction to the person and personality of one of the greatest ladies of the Catholic Church. During her beatification, John Paul II described Edith Stein as “A personality who united within her rich life a dramatic synthesis of our century. It was a synthesis of a
How one woman uses her way of caring for her soul to speak life to others Previously published in the Hughson Chronicle-Denair Dispatch “How can I speak life to the people that follow me?” Holly Stavness, owner of Holly Anna Calligraphy reflected in her Facebook feed. I no
In response to recent articles proclaiming the problems with the gig economy, today you read my latest piece at Mind&Spirit on the benefits of the gig economy, especially as it relates to women and their strengths. Enjoy!
From Patrick Coffin, Catholic media personality and apologist (though not a philosopher): Has any one noticed that women, as a rule, aren’t funny? These talented women — and I want to put it delicately but factually — are on the mannish side. …Maybe this male-female difference an evolutionary biology thing. Maybe
The summary below of the outline Women’s Cultures: Equality and Difference, was originally written to be part of my consideration of the use of a sculpture by Man Ray, Venus Restored, on the Vatican website to represent this document. However, the article became too long and so I have posted
Now regarding Chapter 2: The Annunciation of the Birth of John the Baptist and the Annunciation of the Birth of Jesus in Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives, written by Pope Benedict XVI. Due to the length, the reflection has been published in two parts. This is the second. Now