Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Catholic girls' school promotes a spiritual "feminism"

AdFreak's Rebecca Cullers shared this nifty campaign from Mercy Academy, "a tiny, all-female Catholic college-prep academy in Kentucky."

She writes,
What's most remarkable is that a Catholic preparatory school is taking a view of women's education that doesn't end in a prince. Lord have mercy, but Mercy Academy has a progressive view on women's role in the world.

Perhaps this shouldn't be so shocking. Despite continuing to officially refuse women in its priestly ranks, or to allow them to use medical methods of reproductive choice, the Catholic Church does have a radical side.

Pope Francis, in particular, has been outspoken in his insistence that the Church serve the poor and not waste its time worrying about gay people — and maybe some of its other policies as well.

The school is run by the Sisters of Mercy of America.

Mercy Academy believes that, "the prime responsibility of each student is to learn how to learn and think critically" Their goal is "a self-motivated learner who is interested in expanding her knowledge and who is capable of applying what she knows to human problems."

Sounds pretty good to me, in principle, no matter what you believe.

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