Brooke Gregory

Brooke Gregory is a writer, editor, and blogger deeply interested in feminism, social justice issues, Eastern patristics, and ecumenism. She is currently working on a novel and building a poetry portfolio.

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Archangels

9 Fascinating Facts About the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael

The Feast of the Archangels is upon us, a time to reflect on these often mysterious messengers of God, and the help they never cease to provide to us in our spiritual struggle. While there are innumerable “bodiless powers” in heaven, the Church celebrates three in particular for the integral roles they have played throughout …

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Katharine Drexel

5 Times St. Katharine Drexel Won Against Racism

When Katharine Drexel was born to a wealthy Philadelphia couple in 1858, it was expected that she would someday marry a suitably wealthy husband, inherit a slice of her father’s $400 million estate, and perhaps engage in some quiet and respectable philanthropy. Few could predict that she would become a religious sister; no one thought …

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6 Times The Saints Made Catholic Feminists Say “YAAAASSS”

From the patriarchy deliver us, O Lord.   1. When Judith broke bad for the good of the Jewish people The Jews were in a tight spot. The notoriously bloodthirsty Assyrians were invading led by the most notoriously bloodthirsty Assyrian, Holofernes, and no one had the stones to do anything about it. So your girl …

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5 Ways To Learn More About Byzantines and Eastern Orthodoxy

We’re often called “Christianity’s best kept secret.”  Ask your average Western Christian of any denomination what they know about the Eastern Churches and they’re quite likely to say that they didn’t even know the Eastern Churches existed! Many Catholics want to learn more about their brothers and sisters in the Eastern Orthodox and Byzantine Catholic …

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“It Doesn’t Matter, They’re Christian”—The Coptic Orthodox Church’s New Martyrs

In 21st century America, the prospect of martyrdom is unthinkable for most Christians. We’re free to go to church, catechize our children, and practice our religion without fear of reprisal or violence. If we think about martyrdom at all, we usually think of the persecutions that countless Christians like St. Polycarp and St. Barbara suffered …

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