Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith


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Doing something about human trafficking

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Our guests:

Lynn Campbell, executive director of the Archdiocese of Hartford’s Office for Catholic┬áSocial Justice Ministry.
To learn more about a federal bill addressing the problem, go to the Resources page at
http://www.catholicsocialjustice.org

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Attorney Stephanie Wainwright, of The Underground, a grassroots organization focused on ending human trafficking in Connecticut.
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If you suspect trafficking is going on, contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline: 888-373-7888

 

 

 

 

 

 


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“I’m the funny lady with the open wound”: Gina Barreca on the heartbreak of losing her religion

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regina-barrecaIn her latest collection of essays, If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse, feminist author, Hartford Courant columnist and UConn professor Gina Barreca discusses her discomfort with religion since forsaking the Catholic Church of her upbringing. She wishes she could go back, she says in our interview, but she feels unwelcome, given the church’s conservative stance on issues important to her, and, as much as she considers herself a rule-breaker, she can’t imaging being just reasonably Catholic, picking and choosing from among the church’s teachings. But she also can’t imagine a relationship with the divine apart from being Catholic. In short, she’s in a bind. But at least she can laugh about it.