Who We Are

Angela Bonavoglia

Angela Bonavoglia

Author, journalist, and blogger, Angela Bonavoglia covers women’s issues, especially religion and health.  She is the author of Good Catholic Girls: How Women Are Leading the Fight to Change the Church and the now classic oral history, The Choices We Made: 25 Women and Men Speak Out About Abortion. Her articles and essays have appeared in Ms. (former contributing editor), the Chicago Tribune, The Nation, Salon, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Newsday, RH Reality Check, Religion Dispatches, and the Huffington Post.  

Angela Bonavoglia is a WMC SheSource expert on the Catholic Church and Women.

Articles

Featured Columns

The Synod’s Final Document: Where Are the Women?

November 20, 2014

The author of “Good Catholic Girls: How Women Are Leading the Fight to Change the Church” reveals the deep flaws in the bishops’ recent assembly on the family. More »

Birth Control and the Bloviators: What Just Happened?

Birth Control and the Bloviators: What Just Happened?

February 13, 2012

The author of "Good Catholic Girls: How Women Are Leading the Fight to Change the Church" explains what's behind the Catholic bishops' hard-line reaction to President Obama's compromise. More »

That Notorious Good Friday Homily

That Notorious Good Friday Homily

April 8, 2010

In his controversial sermon at St. Peter’s last week, Reverend Raniero Cantalamessa expressed no concern for Catholic Church policies that endanger women, writes Angela Bonavoglia, author of “Good Catholic Girls: How Women Are Leading the Fight to Change the Church.” More »

Cosmetic Vaginal Surgeons Clueless

February 24, 2010

At a “first-ever” conference on what they hope is a growing field, surgeons showed an appalling indifference to how women experience sexual pleasure. More »

Blog

Media Blind to GOP Hypocrisy in Health Care Debate

August 26, 2009

On this Women’s Equality Day, the author suggests that the Republicans should not have a free ride as they deny women reproductive care while sanctifying the doctor-patient relationship and decrying government involvement in the health care system. More »

Voices Carry: The Fight for Women’s Rights in the Catholic Church

November 19, 2008

Roman Catholic supporters of Barack Obama undergo intimidation by church leaders because of their candidate’s pro-choice views. Father Roy Bourgeois faces excommunication for co-presiding over the ordination of a woman as priest. Author Angela Bonavoglia connects the dots within a deeply misogynistic tendency of the church hierarchy that members are resisting—from the pews and from the pulpit. More »