Paige Courtney

Celebrating Life and Liberty

March 25, 2020, the Feast of the Annunciation, marks the 25th anniversary of Pope St. John Paul II's encyclical The Gospel of Life. This same year also marks the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in America.

The intersection of these two anniversaries provides a special opportunity to contemplate the modern feminist movement. Much like our current political climate, the modern feminist movement is polarized. Radical secular feminists propose abortion as essential for women's liberation. Consequently many devout Christians fear the mere mention of the word feminism, and believe that it cannot be accepted without sexual liberation ideologies. Rather than remain in the extremes, radical feminists and devout Christian feminists could dialogue and find common ground.