Angela Bonavoglia is an award-winning journalist and author who is nationally recognized for her writing about women and the Catholic Church. The National Catholic Reporter called her most recent book, Good Catholic Girls: How Women Are Leading the Fight to Change the Church (Harper Collins),"Detailed and well-documented....Takes a fresh look at the post-sexual-scandal church and finds the landscape both familiar and surprising." The Dallas Morning News wrote that it is a “thoughtful, coherent and impassioned call for answers to some of the most pressing questions facing the Catholic Church today."
Bonavoglia was among the first journalists to cover the sexual exploitation of girls and women by clergy across denominations, including the Catholic Church, which she did in 1992 for Ms. Her feature article on the current, unprecedented moment of reckoning being faced by Church leaders appears in the winter 2019 issue of Ms.—“Calling the Church to Account.” Her writing about women and the Church also has appeared in The Nation, the National Catholic Reporter, the Chicago Tribune, Newsday, the Miami Herald, and online at the Religion Dispatches, Rewire, Women’s Media Center, Ms. online, and Salon. Bonavoglia has been a guest on nearly 60 television and radio shows speaking about women and Church reform.
She tweets from @angiebona.
Called to Account: Inside the Feminist Fight to End Clergy Sex Abuse
Ms. Magazine [January 29, 2019]
Why Changes in Reporting Won’t Fix the Catholic Church’s Sexual Abuse Problem
Religion Dispatches [August 23, 2018]
The Fight to Save the Affordable Care Act is Really a Class Battle
The Nation [March 9, 2017]
The Innocents” Tackles Women, Faith and Rape in War
Ms. online [July 1, 2016]
Why the Sudden Outrage, GOP?
Ms. online [October 11, 2016]
For Pope Francis: A To-Do List on Women
HuffPost [February 3, 2014]
UN Child Rights Panel Defends Children and Girls—Throws Down Gauntlet to Holy See
Rewire [February 6, 2014]
Debating Death: Is It Really the End?
Religion Dispatches [May 14, 2014]
The Bishops and Birth Control: It’s Not About the Money
American Nuns: Guilty as Charged?
The Nation [May 21, 2012]
Benedicts Appalling Double Standard
GOOD CATHOLIC GIRLS: HOW WOMEN ARE LEADING THE FIGHT TO CHANGE THE CHURCH
I will disobey this unjust law--Women ordained in a forbidden ceremony in Pittsburgh…Can the women priests’ movement ever succeed?
Salon.com [July 30, 2006]
The Church’s Tug of War—Women a Driving Force in Catholic Church Reform
The Nation [August 19/26, 2002]
THE CHOICES WE MADE: 25 WOMEN AND MEN SPEAK OUT ABOUT ABORTION