July 22: Feast of Mary Magdalene

We know from the Gospels that Jesus perceived Mary Magdalene to be an equal partner. Some scholars suggest she might have funded his missionary work. She was with Jesus until the very end, and she witnessed the resurrection on Easter morning.

Our lives and relationships would be so very different if Church tradition was founded on such equality between women and men.

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RIP: Frank McCourt, author of Angela’s Ashes

At age 66, Frank McCourt published his first book: Angela’s Ashes. It was a New York Times best-seller for two years, won a Pulitzer Prize, and became a movie. His success inspired other people who had experienced abuse to write their own memoirs. There wouldn’t be a Life Rafts section on this web site but for Frank McCourt.

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