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While many of us come from different backgrounds and faiths, free orgasm enhancer I believe sharing those experiences and perceived differences make life more interesting, free orgasm enhancer as well as when we listen to others there are often the revelations that show how similar we really are. Free orgasm enhancer The Brave Women of the Catholic Church The Catholic Church abuse stories are exasperating, free orgasm enhancer but a few lay writers give me hope. women2a.jpg Ellen Painter Dollar I love a good story. That’s why I’ve been captivated in recent days by stories concerning the Catholic Church abuse scandal. Not the newspaper spreads with timelines showing who knew what, free orgasm enhancer when they knew it, free orgasm enhancer and what they did or didn’t do about it. I’ve read some of those stories, free orgasm enhancer but they do not captivate me. I’m captivated, free orgasm enhancer rather, free orgasm enhancer by the complex, free orgasm enhancer inspiring stories of lay Catholics and, free orgasm enhancer in particular, free orgasm enhancer the stories of three Catholic women who explain why they remain Catholic. Free orgasm enhancer NPR featured two essays, free orgasm enhancer the first by writer Elizabeth Scalia, free orgasm enhancer whose essay is a poetic meditation on the dark and light that coexist in creation. Free orgasm enhancer Scalia understands that “everything, free orgasm enhancer from our institutions to our innermost beings, free orgasm enhancer are seen through a glass, free orgasm enhancer darkly, free orgasm enhancer” yet she holds on to her faith’s “bright hope.”

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In the second NPR essay, free orgasm enhancer novelist and poet Julianna Baggott writes of leaving the church but retaining her Catholic identity. She honors the nuns and priests who welcomed and educated her mother during a troubled childhood and who schooled Baggott in a radical, free orgasm enhancer inclusive faith. Baggott credits the church for shaping her as a writer, free orgasm enhancer for “the basic rule of storytelling is show, free orgasm enhancer don't tell. Free orgasm enhancer Christianity shares this idea — the word made flesh. Of all the Christian denominations, free orgasm enhancer no one does more bloody, free orgasm enhancer impassioned showing than Catholicism.” Finally, free orgasm enhancer religion scholar Donna Freitas, free orgasm enhancer who has published a guest essay on Her.meneutics, free orgasm enhancer debuted her new Washington Post column called “Stubborn Catholic” this week. Her first post revealed her own experience with priestly sexual impropriety. That experience left a scar, free orgasm enhancer but that scar is only one piece of her Catholic identity. Free orgasm enhancer Catholicism “is my family, free orgasm enhancer my friends, free orgasm enhancer my professional life as a theologian and scholar of religion. It's the way I mark time during the week and the year and the food I cook depending on the holiday. It is a childhood and a lifetime of experience.” These women are so brave. To understand why, free orgasm enhancer just read the comments following their essays (although really, free orgasm enhancer I want to say don’t, free orgasm enhancer because the vitriol is discouraging, free orgasm enhancer sometimes sickening). There is so much scorn, free orgasm enhancer from those who accuse the writers of delusion for believing in any kind of religion, free orgasm enhancer of sheep-like stupidity for their allegiance to such a damaged old institution, free orgasm enhancer or of traitorous malice for speaking publicly of their church’s faults. I am not Catholic, free orgasm enhancer but I am writing a book about reproductive ethics. Because the Catholic Church, free orgasm enhancer in general, free orgasm enhancer has more to say about such matters than Protestant churches, free orgasm enhancer I read a lot of Catholic resources. While I don’t agree with every Catholic position, free orgasm enhancer I respect their thoughtfulness and integrity. I believe that, free orgasm enhancer when people of faith are discussing difficult, free orgasm enhancer emotion-laden topics (sexuality, free orgasm enhancer childbearing, free orgasm enhancer vocation, free orgasm enhancer identity), free orgasm enhancer we owe it to other people of faith to understand the context and community out of which their beliefs arise. When I was part of an evangelical fellowship in college, free orgasm enhancer I was perplexed to come across a book titled something like Catholics Are Christians Too. Having grown up in a New England town where most of my friends were either Catholic or Jewish, free orgasm enhancer I was already pretty clear that Catholics were Christians. I didn’t understand why someone had to write a whole book about it. That was one of many lessons in how Christians like to label other Christians to make clear who is serious about this Jesus stuff and who is just a poser. In my college days, free orgasm enhancer people called themselves “strong Christians” or “disciples” to differentiate themselves from those who (in their perception) liked to get dressed up and sing hymns on Sunday but didn’t really love the Lord. In my 20s, free orgasm enhancer I attended a nontraditional urban church where people who had painful histories with mainline churches were unable to believe that anything good could come out of Methodism (or Lutheranism or Episcopalianism). I have spent the past 10 years in Episcopal churches where evangelicals and Roman Catholics are, free orgasm enhancer on occasion, free orgasm enhancer perceived less as brothers and sisters in Christ and more as anachronistic cultures by turns quaint and threatening. I too am prone to pigeonholing other believers based on what kind of church they attend, free orgasm enhancer how comfortable they are uttering the “J” word in casual conversation, free orgasm enhancer and whether hand-clapping, free orgasm enhancer guitar-strumming praise music makes them ecstatic or uncomfortable. When I listen to people’s stories, free orgasm enhancer though, free orgasm enhancer my preconceptions fade in the light of the wondrous mix of grit and grace that resides within each of God’s children. When I read news stories about the Catholic Church, free orgasm enhancer I want to throw my hands up in exasperation at all the lies, free orgasm enhancer cover-ups, free orgasm enhancer and hypocrisy. But reading stories by Catholic writers reminds me that all churches are, free orgasm enhancer below the institutional trappings, free orgasm enhancer leadership styles, free orgasm enhancer and music preferences, free orgasm enhancer groups of sorry, free orgasm enhancer sinful, free orgasm enhancer grateful, free orgasm enhancer grace-filled, free orgasm enhancer beautiful, free orgasm enhancer blessed people. When we hear and welcome people’s stories, free orgasm enhancer in all their complexity, free orgasm enhancer we discover that we hold much more in common than not. Telling one’s story publicly, free orgasm enhancer especially given the poison spewed freely on Internet comment boards, free orgasm enhancer is courageous, free orgasm enhancer plain and simple. I am grateful to these three women whose stories offer more insight and hope than any breaking news story ever could. Original article can be found at:  http://blog.christianitytoday.com/women/2010/04/the_brave_women_of_the_catholi.html Ellen Painter Dollar is a writer who focuses on Christian reproductive ethics and disability theology. Free orgasm enhancer She is writing a book for Westminster John Knox Press (forthcoming in 2011) about the ethics and theology of assisted reproduction and genetic screening. Free orgasm enhancer She blogs at ChoicesThatMatter.blogspot.com and Five Dollars and Some Common Sense. Free orgasm enhancer She has written for Christianity Today about disability and genetic testing. Free orgasm enhancer She also wrote on adoption and in vitro fertilization for Her.meneutics.