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A friendly feeling of déja` vu for women

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As a young reporter at the Chicago archdiocesan newspaper in the 1990s, I covered a lot of women's conferences. These parochial, diocesan, regional and national gatherings were where I was first exposed to feminist theology, discovered that nuns were some of the coolest women in the church, and heard from speakers calling for expanded roles for women in the church -- including ordination.

Preview: An expedition into college life; Wyoming Catholic school sends freshmen on a 21-day hike into the wilderness

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At a small four-year college in rural Wyoming, entering freshman earn their first three credits deep in the woods, miles away from any classroom, textbook or computer. Their introduction to college is through a 21-day backpacking expedition in the wilderness.

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December 2-15, 2016

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