I am a woman, I am Catholic, I have a Voice, and I will DIE standing up for my Church

There are times that I wonder what is wrong with me. Mostly when it seems that no matter where I turn there is someone who is saying something that is completely wrong. The last few weeks have been so drama filled that I wonder what is going on in the world. Have we all lost our mind, or is it that we just all know everyone’s every single thought because of Facebook and 24 hour news channels? I mean really……

Today I was in class and my Sociology teacher was talking about Sociology things and then said “it is a fact that when there are a lot of Fundamentalist Churches in an area that women’s health goes down in that area”. BARF x 10 please and thank you. I thought “I’m just gonna let this slide, because I am NOT in the mood to deal with this”. It is the second day of Lent you know? AND I haven’t been on Facebook for 18 hours or so at this point. So I am not in the mood where it will be conducive to get into this discussion with one of my professors in a room full of 18 year olds who don’t know their head from a hole in the ground. (I have a 17 about to be 18 year old so I can say that.) I won’t be charitable AT ALL. Or will I represent my Lord very well. “Please God make her shut up.” But then she says “That is what people are trying to do now. They are trying to keep women from being able to get Birth control. Do you know why?” This is when me and my guardian angel just look at each other and he has a ::facepalm:: moment. Poor guy, I feel bad for him. What did HE do to get me as his person????

After the “They don’t want to give it away for free” answer and the “No, that’s not it” from the professor and the awkward 2 minute silence I speak up (what else was I going to do?) and say “It has nothing to do with birth control. It has to do with the fact that we, as Catholics, should not be forced to violate our beliefs in order for women to get free birth control.” to which she replies with the same talking points she would give to me if I were a man: ” well until they make a birth control for men, they should not discriminate against people because of their gender.” Bla bla bla bla BLA

It took me a few minutes to realize exactly what it was about that statement that pissed me off so bad. Of course it is the same stupidness that I’ve heard a million times online. But what was it about this time that irritated me to the point that I could not even think for ten minutes? Oh I know, I’m NOT a man! She was speaking to me as if I was one of those “white Republican men” who want to tell women what to do with their bodies. Seriously?! That is all they can come up with?

Last time I checked, I’m a woman. I have woman parts, and my opinions and beliefs count. I am so sick of women who think that birth control and abortion are the answers to the world’s problems telling me that my voice doesn’t count. Even though I’m female, only because my voice doesn’t spit out their talking points and agree with their ideology that women should be kid free in order to be somebody in this world.

Well let me say this. I am a woman. I have a voice. I am Catholic, and I will DIE standing up for my Church.


24 thoughts on “I am a woman, I am Catholic, I have a Voice, and I will DIE standing up for my Church

  1. You know what ladies, teach your children well, because if you manage to get through your life without having to die for your faith, you kids are a lot less likely to. I look at my precious Grandchildren and just pray grace on them because it is going to be so much harder for them. Our free ride days are over. We are definitely in for sharing the cross from here on out.


  2. God is good and will always give us the Grace we need and that our kids need to get through anything. We have to teach them to trust in Him. Always. πŸ™‚


  3. Although I am not Catholic, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ (an Evangelical) and my heart breaks (not to mention I get really mad) when our government tramples over the rights of Christians to practice our beliefs in every day life (not just on Sundays). I stand up with Christ too dear sister.


  4. Those moments are the worse!

    You get that feeling in the pit of your stomach. You feel your face flush. And you KNOW that you will be uncharitable.

    But yes, the facepalm, that makes me open up my big mouth and get into it!

    LOL!! You know, that’s what I miss most about school. Getting into it. *sigh*

    Though one can do that with fellow Catholics…it is so not the same. In school, there is a debate. There is some logic, at times. But with fellow Catholics or other “Adults” they just play dirty πŸ˜•

    I am learning to nod and smile and politely tell them they’re wrong.
    It’s a HOOT!!! πŸ˜›

    Can’t wait to read more of your posts!

    God Love You β™₯


  5. I commend you Leticia! I’m an evangelical pastor and I am so proud of you. This is a religious freedom and conscience issue! Why can’t they get this? It’s because they don’t play the game according to the rules…one of which is dealing with “truth”. When they stop lying about the abortive nature of not only Plan B but regular old everyday birth control pills…then they’ll have the integrity it takes to engage in a genuine debate. Keep standing for truth!!


  6. Thank you David! It is great to see the Christian Unity that this issue is bringing! I’m glad to stand with all my brothers and sisters in Christ, always. πŸ™‚


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