US Catholic Faith in Real Life

In response to the <a href="http://www.uscatholic.org/january2011>January 2011 special issue on women</a>, <em>U.S. Catholic</em> has invited our writers, scholars, and readers to contribute their thoughts on how they keep the faith as women in the church. Check back throughout January to read how both prominent and ordinary women answer this question. You may also share your own reflections by submitting a guest blog post (about 500 words) to <a href="mailto:onlineeditor@uscatholic.org">onlineeditor@uscatholic.org</a>.

A woman of the church

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A diverse parish and the body of Christ have helped one woman has found her place not in but as part of the church.

Showing up for Mass

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Real relationships keep one young Catholic woman coming back to church every Sunday.

Keep faith in the truth

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A commitment to the truth keeps Justice Anne M. Burke fighting for the church that she wants to see emerge out of the sex abuse scandals.


Guest blog by Anne M. Burke

Truthfulness is as critical a component of my professional life in the legal system as it is an indispensible part of my everyday life. This virtue and value comes from my family and my faith growing up, and it sustains me today in the light of the sex abuse crisis.


A spectrum of faith

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In a letter to the editor, a reader explains how she and her siblings hold on to faith through sorrow and joy. 

Gifts of the church

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Scripture scholar Alice Camille belongs to the church, for better or worse.

Guest blog by Alice Camille

The decisive moment for me came in 1984. I was 26, studying for a Master of Divinity degree at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. All the guys in my class referred to where we were as “seminary,” so I did too.


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