Voices

Voices

Welcome to Endow Voices, an online platform connecting faith, culture and our everyday lives.

This is a space for you to engage with female experts in various fields to answer questions from the philosophical to the practical to the mundane on how to be a Catholic woman in today's crazy world. Topics spanning from business, art, medicine, bioethics, media, theology, law, philosophy, and more.

It is our hope that this space will foster collaboration among heroic women in the home, the convent, the workplace and in the culture while providing a forum for women to engage each other, develop relationships and get advice from experts for you to share online among friends.

We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity and submit any question you or those around you might be grappling with and we’ll help find you the best answer we can.

Submit your question to info@endowgroups.org

Educators: Teaching Truth with Grace is Worth the Daily Struggle.

Educators: Teaching Truth with Grace is Worth the Daily Struggle.

Q: How do I teach Catholic Principles in a school when faculty, parents, and students disagree with Church teaching? - A...

Healing from Miscarriage

Healing from Miscarriage

Q: My friend just had her second miscarriage and is understandably devastated. I myself have not experienced this and do...

Trust me, You’ve got this. Because He’s got you.

Trust me, You’ve got this. Because He’s got you.

By: Catherine Pakaluk *** Q: I am feeling hopeless. Looking around at our country at large and my local community ...

How to Faithfully Address Gender? It’s all About Relationship

How to Faithfully Address Gender? It’s all About Relationship

By: Jenny Uebbing Q: How do we as woman talk about gender and share the truth of our faith in a world that is so quic...

The New Feminism and Women of Faith: All Movements Start Small

The New Feminism and Women of Faith: All Movements Start Small

by: Mallory Smyth I had decided out of total obedience to the Lord that I would no longer fight the faith in which I ...

Jenny Uebbing: Surrogacy: Should We Create Children at Any Cost?

Jenny Uebbing: Surrogacy: Should We Create Children at Any Cost?

The gift of life at any cost I met a girlfriend for drinks last month and we got to talking about infertility during ...

Sr. Prudence Allen: Our Inheritance from God

Sr. Prudence Allen: Our Inheritance from God

Q: Can you explain the difference between gender reality and gender ideology? Also, can you explain why the Catholic chu...

Kathleen Littleton: Motherhood – Am I Wasting my Talents?

Kathleen Littleton: Motherhood – Am I Wasting my Talents?

Q: I am married with three kids and want a large family. I gave up my career to be a mother and I wouldn’t trade what ...

Dr. Marilyn Coors: CRISPR Gene Editing and the Ethics of Organic vs. Modified Personhood

Dr. Marilyn Coors: CRISPR Gene Editing and the Ethics of Organic vs. Modified Personhood

Q: What is Crispr gene editing and what is the Church's stance on this? Are we looking at a future where we could change...

Jenny Uebbing: Turn off your Autopilot Mom

Jenny Uebbing: Turn off your Autopilot Mom

Q: I love my faith and that doesn’t change, but as a busy mom of two toddlers I don’t have the same time I used to t...

Alice Von Hildebrand: Ships in the Dark – A reflection on Edith Stein & Dietrich Von Hildebrand

Alice Von Hildebrand: Ships in the Dark – A reflection on Edith Stein & Dietrich Von Hildebrand

Ships in the dark. In hindsight, one both marvels and regrets that two people who had so much in common never develop...

Helen Alvare: The Great Paradox of “Two-ness”

Helen Alvare: The Great Paradox of “Two-ness”

Q: Helen, I heard you mentioned this definition of “two- ness” at the GIVEN conference and it undervalues the good o...

Timmerie Millington: A Pro-Life, Pro- Woman Mindset.

Timmerie Millington: A Pro-Life, Pro- Woman Mindset.

Q: In light of this years Women’s march I’m reflecting and often encounter how to be a strong pro life voice amongst...

Kathleen Littleton: Fighting for your Daughter’s Soul.

Kathleen Littleton: Fighting for your Daughter’s Soul.

Q: I have 4 young daughters and look around me at the challenges young girls are facing today about their dignity and se...

Jenna Guizar: Sharing Your Gifts isn’t Self-Promotion, it’s Evangelization

Jenna Guizar: Sharing Your Gifts isn’t Self-Promotion, it’s Evangelization

Q: I want to start a business and have a gift that I know I can share with others. I’m hesitant though because to do t...

SISTER PRUDENCE ALLEN, RSM: WHAT IS FEMINISM?  WHICH KINDS OF FEMINISM ARE COMPATIBLE WITH CATHOLIC TEACHINGS?

SISTER PRUDENCE ALLEN, RSM: WHAT IS FEMINISM? WHICH KINDS OF FEMINISM ARE COMPATIBLE WITH CATHOLIC TEACHINGS?

Q:WHAT IS FEMINISM?  WHICH KINDS OF FEMINISM ARE COMPATIBLE WITH CATHOLIC TEACHINGS? Even though the word ‘feminis...

Kendra Tierney: Catholic All Year

Kendra Tierney: Catholic All Year

Q: What are the basic for living liturgically with young kids? I had a very loving attentive mother growing up, but she ...

Jenny Uebbing: Screen Time – Is it Damaging My Kids?

Jenny Uebbing: Screen Time – Is it Damaging My Kids?

I want Catholic advice on screen time. Not for myself, but for my kids. Not just TV, but having parents that constantly ...

Erica Tighe: Knowing Your Mission – Catholic Entrepreneurship & Business

Erica Tighe: Knowing Your Mission – Catholic Entrepreneurship & Business

Q: How do you work with clients that might not share the same catholic values as you? At what point do you say no ...

Katherine Meeks: Women in the Holy Week Story

Katherine Meeks: Women in the Holy Week Story

Q: Being that Holy Week is upon us, I was wondering if you can expand on the role of women in the Holy Week story. A:...

Kathleen Domingo: Is NFP Practical for Catholic Women?

Kathleen Domingo: Is NFP Practical for Catholic Women?

Q: How do you gently but assertively guide women who are in casual conversation over the teachings of the Church when th...

Linda Dakin-Grimm: Understanding the Church’s Teaching on Immigration

Linda Dakin-Grimm: Understanding the Church’s Teaching on Immigration

Q: With everything going on right now in our country’s current political climate I am having a hard time making sense ...

Alice Von Hildebrand: Who is Woman?

Alice Von Hildebrand: Who is Woman?

Q: As a bookstore student of philosophy, I am curious about the ontological nature of womanhood. To put it plainly, who ...

Marilyn Coors: Why not IVF?

Marilyn Coors: Why not IVF?

Q: What’s the Catholic Church’s teaching on stem cells and fertility? I have a friend struggling to get pregnant and...

Helen Alvare: Discerning the Facts in the Age of Fake News

Helen Alvare: Discerning the Facts in the Age of Fake News

Q: So often in conversations and arguments I don’t have the real facts and I have a hard time discerning what’s true...

Jenny Uebbing: Catholic Feminism

Jenny Uebbing: Catholic Feminism

Q: "As a Catholic woman who wears the hats of mom, wife, and professional, how do you live out true authentic Catholic f...

Michelle Chandler: Mom, Wife and the Interior Life

Michelle Chandler: Mom, Wife and the Interior Life

Q: "I pray, but I have a wall. I don’t have time to slow down in my busy routine as I am responsible for my kids, husb...

Archbishop Gomez: We Must Become Saints for Our Times

Archbishop Gomez: We Must Become Saints for Our Times

In a new pastoral letter, the archbishop of Los Angeles says it is ‘urgent’ for every Christian to embrace the ‘ad...

God Wants Your Heart for Lent

God Wants Your Heart for Lent

Our friend Jenny, wrote an eye opening perspective on how to authentically approach your lent on Blessed Is She's blog, ...

Joy and Parenting

Joy and Parenting

"Routine is essential for children, but spontaneity is essential for me. I compromised by having some structured things...

When I Became A Mother, Feminism Let Me Down

When I Became A Mother, Feminism Let Me Down

Feminism, it's time to catch up. Our women deserve better....

10 Ways to Hygge as a Catholic

10 Ways to Hygge as a Catholic

At its heart, hygge is about finding the pockets of light when covered in a blanket of darkness. How often are we challe...

Money doesn’t make you rich – loving others does, Pope says

Money doesn’t make you rich – loving others does, Pope says

“Each person is a gift, whether it be our neighbor or an anonymous pauper,” he said, adding that Lent “is a favora...

The turning point of my marriage rested on one make-or-break question

The turning point of my marriage rested on one make-or-break question

Commitment isn’t about equality, it’s about sacrifice. You give and take but not equally. ...

Helping a homeless bride plan her wedding

Helping a homeless bride plan her wedding

While handing out food to the homeless, one woman shyly told me she had “a girl problem.”...

The Best Signs Spotted at the March for Life 2017!

The Best Signs Spotted at the March for Life 2017!

Here are photos of some of the best signs:...

Never underestimate the courage and wisdom of women, pope says

Never underestimate the courage and wisdom of women, pope says

The story of Judith exemplifies the importance of the “courageous counsel” of humble women, Pope Francis said. Their...

Women’s rights are human rights

Women’s rights are human rights

We all depend on the feminine genius. The Church teaches that “femininity is more than simply an attribute of the fema...

THE FUTURE IS WOMEN EMBRACING THEIR WOMANHOOD

THE FUTURE IS WOMEN EMBRACING THEIR WOMANHOOD

"I think that many of us have maybe forgotten that, while it is always important to stand and fight for our rights as wo...

TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE WAY WOMEN (AND MILLENNIALS) WORK

TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE WAY WOMEN (AND MILLENNIALS) WORK

The future of the 9-to-5 office job looks bleak....

To Teach as Jesus Taught – A Reflection on the Qualities of Jesus as Preacher and Teacher

To Teach as Jesus Taught – A Reflection on the Qualities of Jesus as Preacher and Teacher

As a priest, I am called to preach and teach. As such, I must look to Jesus Christ as my model. ...

Humble Pie

Humble Pie

For those of us without accessibility to a cave in the Sinai desert, we can still utilize the teachings of St. Benedict ...

Dominicans celebrate 800 years with reflection, prayer

Dominicans celebrate 800 years with reflection, prayer

As the Order of Preachers, better known as the Dominicans, celebrate the 800th anniversary of their founding, they gathe...

Patricia Heaton and Rosie Rivera join OneLife LA

Patricia Heaton and Rosie Rivera join OneLife LA

Patricia Heaton and Rosie Rivera will join Archbishop José H. Gomez at OneLife LA, on Saturday, January 21, in downto...

Dinner and a warm place to sleep: How Rome is reaching out to the homeless

Dinner and a warm place to sleep: How Rome is reaching out to the homeless

The Pope asked for an increase in aid to the homeless, especially during the cold winter weather, saying that “unfortu...

HOW LEARNING SOMETHING NEW MADE ME MORE CONFIDENT AND OPTIMISTIC

HOW LEARNING SOMETHING NEW MADE ME MORE CONFIDENT AND OPTIMISTIC

Our comfort zone is “a psychological/emotional/behavioral construct that defines the routine of our daily life,” ps...

A Look at the New Martyrs

A Look at the New Martyrs

Christians today indisputably are the most persecuted body on the planet, and too often their new martyrs suffer in sile...

What it means to be an authentic woman

What it means to be an authentic woman

Lisa Cotter speaks to the women at SEEK 2017 about what it means to be an authentic woman....

This Dominican sister just celebrated her 110th birthday!

This Dominican sister just celebrated her 110th birthday!

The Dominicans have posted on their social media a greeting for the 110th birthday of Sister Marie Bernadette, “the ol...

What does ‘sacrifice’ really mean, anyway?

What does ‘sacrifice’ really mean, anyway?

For one, it means admitting that we can’t do it all....

After 40 years of research Sr. Prudence Allen finishes ‘The Concept of Woman’

After 40 years of research Sr. Prudence Allen finishes ‘The Concept of Woman’

Sister Prudence Allen, a professor of philosophy at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, has spent more than forty ye...

Acclaimed Atheist Poet Becomes Catholic: ‘My Tears Just Stopped’

Acclaimed Atheist Poet Becomes Catholic: ‘My Tears Just Stopped’

“If you’re there, you have to help me.” Those are the words that poet Sally Read said to an icon of Jesus in 2010....

12 DIY Christmas wreath crafts

12 DIY Christmas wreath crafts

12 perfect circles, starting with a pretty partridge in a pear tree. Well, pear wreath, actually....

Marriage is not a ball and chain

Marriage is not a ball and chain

The word “commitment” always sounds like a big, heavy burden, especially to today’s youth. But a true, loving marr...

A nightly ‘examen’ to help you become a better wife

A nightly ‘examen’ to help you become a better wife

This simple spiritual practice changed my marriage. And it’s not just for wives: husbands take note!...

5 things I want my kids to learn from the 2016 election

5 things I want my kids to learn from the 2016 election

A mother’s open letter to her two young sons about what she hopes they can learn from the current state of America....

Tending Your Temple

Tending Your Temple

Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome...

The Universal Plea of a Parent

The Universal Plea of a Parent

The son of God calls us into 'the muck of human existence' to bring about the reign of God on Earth....

Why Mother Teresa’s Halo Matters

Why Mother Teresa’s Halo Matters

When Mother Teresa becomes “St. Teresa of Kolkata” on Sept. 4, it’s expected to be the largest public event of Pop...

In new book, millennial Catholic women chat faith, life and dating

In new book, millennial Catholic women chat faith, life and dating

Megan Finegan and Kaylin Koslosky are not theologians, journalists, or youth ministers. But the 22-year-old friends beli...

So far we have been amazingly blessed with the following women signed up as regular contributors. Keep a look out as we’ll be adding more regularly.

  • Alice Von Hildebrand: Philosophy and Womanhood
  • Marilyn Coors: Science, Medicine, Bioethics and Faith
  • Helen Alvare: Finding Truth in the Age of Relativism
  • Linda Grimm: Defending Dignity and our Legal System
  • Kathleen Domingo: Life Issues and the Public Square
  • Jenny Uebbing: Catholic Culture and the New Feminism
  • Michelle Chandler: Mom, Wife and the Interior Life
  • Jenna Guizar: Leadership and Ministry

Events

The Dignity of Woman – An Endow Retreat

Join us for an Endow women’s retreat – an insightful, prayerful, and inspirational spiritual retreat hosted by the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles.

Our featured speakers are Heather King, Emily Stimpson, and Sister Gloria Maria OCD, with Mass celebrated by Archbishop José Gomez.

Cost is $75 and includes meals.

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carmelitesistersocd.com

A Night with Endow

We are now offering a Night with Endow in California! If you don’t have time to join a small group, want to get a taste of what Endow has to offer before committing, or just need a night to be refueled on your faith – this is for you.

You gather the group, we host a dynamic, thoughtful speaker at your parish. We ask you to just come, sit and be with us as we take care of the rest providing a thoughtful reflection and understanding of where our faith and culture intersect to fuel your light as busy women in this world. See steps below for learning more and setting a date!

Steps for Inquiry

Contact Katherine at:

katherine.meeks@endowgroups.org

  1. Tell us your parish & what date you are thinking
  2. Which topic? (Catholic Feminism or The Christian Meaning of Suffering)
  3. Endow will coordinate with our speakers and match the date and topic with you
  4. Invite women & advertise
  5. Step back and let us take care of the rest!
Sair Del Toro Radio Show

Monday – Friday 10:00 am PST – Guadalupe Radio

Footprints

Women in the pew are experiencing unexpected pregnancies – Care Net‘s survey says 4 in 10 women who have had an abortion were churchgoers when they ended a pregnancy. Unfortunately, most women don’t turn to the Church for help because 65% say church members judge single women who are pregnant.

These women are among us, they are our daughters and our sisters. They need support and love as they accept the unexpected gift from God and the difficult journey that can come from choosing life.

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Outreach

Endow’s mission is to help all women, especially those most marginalized, recognize the origin of their own dignity and embrace the freedom found in that knowledge.

Endow’s mission includes the important work of outreach to those in need. And in a particular way, we desire to serve the needs of those women in homeless shelters, pregnancy centers, women’s clinics, and jails.

Learn More