Angela Bonavoglia is the author of Good Catholic Girls: How Women Are Leading the Fight to Change the Church (Harper Collins). A former contributing editor to Ms., her articles and essays have appeared in many newspapers and magazines. She blogs at the Women’s Media Center and the Huffington Post; her website is www.goodcatholicgirls.com.
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