Kimberly Cook was a radical feminist turned Catholic theologian. She pulls from her past experience, knowledge of the truth, and wisdom to know the difference!
Kimberly has a background in Mental Health and a Masters in Systematic Theology. Her two most recent books are a 7-Week Marriage Workbook focusing on the virtues: My Hand In Yours Our Hands In His, and a 40-Day Devotional for Single Catholic Women: Into the Wilderness.
She is a wife and mother of four – which means she’s constantly working on her own virtue!
Find her at KimberlyCook.me
The Dignity of Women podcast focuses on reclaiming femininity in the modern age. It challenges feminist viewpoints and the objectification of persons. The Dignity of Women calls us to higher virtue and nobility of character, so that men must aspire to be worthy of us, and that through Christ, beauty will save the world.
Catholic lay evangelist, Patrick Sullivan was raised by a single mother in rough neighborhoods of Canada and grew up with poor examples of father figures throughout his childhood and teens. It wasn’t until a miraculous experience that Patrick turned to God and the Catholic Church and found the example of fatherhood he had longed for in the Catholic priesthood. Patrick Sullivan of Evango joins me on this episode of The Dignity of Women to share how he learned to fully live his fatherhood through the scriptures, and how he works with others to create a household rooted in peace.
How does a young man from a devout Catholic family, with a Catholic school education, and a strong desire to help others, become a medical doctor who preforms abortions, sterilizations, and creates embryos for In Vitro Fertilization? Dr. John Bruchalski of Tepeac Family Center joins me on this episode of The Dignity of Women to explain how he was carried down this “slippery slope,” and how an encounter with the Blessed Mother brought him back to the truth – where he has been fighting the pro-life cause ever since.
Feminism is largely associated with women’s rights. It has remained a fluid term throughout its several waves, currently promoting reproductive rights and the abolition of gender. It seems almost impossible to imagine how feminism and Catholicism could possibly share any ideologies at all, much less considering Jesus, Mary, and many saints to be feminists. Claire Swinarski of The Catholic Feminist joins me on this episode of The Dignity of Women to explain how Catholicism and Feminism are compatible and intertwined.
It always seems to surprise people in modern society that the Church is still receiving vocations, and that God is still calling young men and women to give their lives to Him as priest or religious sister. Beyond that surprise however, lies a much greater awe – the embrace of some men and women to the life of a cloistered monk or nun. Sr. Mary Veronica joins me on this episode of The Dignity of Women to share what life in like from inside the cloister, and how a well educated and intelligent young woman with everything going for her chose such a life for Christ.
The “feminine genius” is a term that was advanced by St. John Paul II during his papacy, and has challenged and encouraged both women and men in the Church since then. But what exactly “is” the feminine genius and how do women fully live this out, in order to find that happiness that brings her communion with God through her unique created nature. Irene Alexander joins me on this episode of The Dignity of Women to unpack the teachings and richness of the theology of the feminine genius.
Janet E. Smith is the Father Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. She taught at the University of Notre Dame for 9 years and the University of Dallas for 12. She is the author of Humanae Vitae: A Generation Later and The Right to Privacy, and Self-Gift: Humanae Vitae and the Thought of John Paul II . She edited Why Humanae Vitae is Right: A Reader, Life Issues, Medical Choices (with Christopher Kaczor) Living the Truth in Love: Pastoral Approaches to Same-Sex Attractions (with R. Paul Check) and Why Humanae Vitae is Still Right.