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Sun Mar 1, 2015, 05:12 PM

79. Lots of us "recovering Catholics" here!

My kids were baptized Presbyterian. MY idea. My husband is a Presbyterian, and had not lobbied for this. It came about when we learned our first baby was gonna be female. I worried about - "what if she has 'THE Gift'?" As in - the gift of ministry, the gift of "THAT" vocation. If she did, I knew she wouldn't be able to go ANYWHERE with it in the Catholic Church. The glass ceiling for women in the Catholic Church starts at about 12 inches up off the ground - if it's even that "high". Even this new pope, Pope Francis, is still heartbreakingly backward and closed-minded about advancing women in the church beyond the nice little patronizing pat on the head and "oh YOU can be the helper, but you can't play one of the key roles and you sure as hell can't vote for anything. Off to the Ladies' Auxiliary for YOU!"

So this Catholic has Presbyterian children. So be it. And they're not regular church-goers - probably because we haven't been, either. But I don't believe the only "correct" or "properly sanctioned" or "approved" situation for prayer is in formalized church.

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