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Voices Contributing Editor

Joanna Bogle

Joanna Bogle, contributing editor for Voices, is a noted British Catholic journalist who also frequently appears on radio and television and lectures often in England and abroad. She is a founding member of the Association for Catholic Women in England.

She is the author of The Pope Benedict Code (2005. London, Gracewing); and her description of celebrations of Advent and Lent, Feasts and Seasons, can be seen on the web site of EWTN: where she broadcasts regularly.

"Her latest book is a biography of Blessed John Paul II for children, published by St Paul's Publishing, London."

Her 'blog, "Auntie Joanna Writes..." is accessible at

Voices articles online

Have we lost the idea of natural law “written in the human heart”? — Rita Joseph, Vol. XXIX, No. 2., 30th Anniversary Issue

Catholic Women's Group in London Celebrates 25 Years: Association of Catholic Women's Witness for the Church-- by Joanna Bogle, Vol. XXIX, Pentecost Season 2014

Mary, Mother of the Church - Michaelmas 2013

Ordinariate Adventures -- In an Extraordinary "Mission Territory"— Lent Easter 2013

Lessons from Poland - "Open wide the doors to Christ" -- Michaelmas 2012

The Vocations Project -- Pentecost 2012

What About Our “Older Brethren”? The anti-Jewish view of a few Catholics harms the whole Church -- Lent - Eastertide 2012

World Youth Day: I Saw a New Springtime This Summer — Michaelmas 2011

A Calming Glimpse of Convent Life — Michaelmas 2011

John Henry Newman's Maryvale -- Pentecost 2011

To Feminist Questions, the Church Has Answers -- Eastertide 2011

Pope Benedict's Visit to Britain: The Moment Everything ChangedChristmastide 2010

Do We Have Ears to Hear Good News? --Michaelmas 2010

Britons Need Pope Benedict’s Visit — Pentecost 2010

Preparing for Marriage Prep — Eastertide 2010

The “God-Bearer” -- Advent-Christmas 2009

The Rosary - and why we need to pray it... - Michaelmas 2009

Can We Help Our Schools to Be More Catholic? - Pentecost 2009

The Venerable Bede -- Eastertide 2009

How We Subvert God’s Plan -- Advent - Christmas 2008

Saint Inspires Catholic Writers' Guild -- Michaelmas 2008

Catholics in Britain Today: Heirs to the Extraordinary -- Pentecost 2008

Blessed Clemens-August von Galen —“The Lion of Münster”Courageous Defender of Faith & Life -- Eastertide 2008

World Youth Day: Act Globally, Think Locally -- Christmastide 2007

The Twenty-six Martyrs of Nagasaki — by Joanna Bogle, Voices, Michaelmas 2007, Vol. XXII, No. 3

When the Church is Under Fire — Joanna Bogle, Voices, Pentecost 2007

Bioethics Watch: The War Against Children with Disabilities — Nancy Valko, RN -- Eastertide 2007

“Campaign Service” Sends Mixed Messages -- by Joanna Bogle , Michaelmas 2006

Feminist Mythology vs. Catholic Reality - by Joanna Bogle Eastertide 2005

Bishops and CARITAS - by Joanna Bogle Michaelmas 2004

Cut the Clichés, See the Real Picture - "Ditch the slogans about race and sex, concentrate on Catholic truth, and join the great task of evangelization for this 21st century -- that is the way forward already adopted by the JPII-generation of younger Catholics." - by Joanna Bogle Pentecost Season 2004 -Vol. XIX: No. 2

Invented "Rituals" No Substitute for Prayer - ... tired rituals from 1970s feminists would not matter, except that they are being used as a substitute for real prayer ...
by Joanna Bogle Eastertide 2004 Vol XIX, No. 1

Our Forgotten Heroines - It is fashionable today to talk about the role of women in the Church. The American Bishops' Conference has just commissioned yet another document on the subject, following "Strengthening the Bonds of Peace" (1994) "Called and Gifted for the Third Millennium" (1995) and "From Words to Deeds" (1998). Almost certainly the new document, like those that have gone before, will be subjected to enormous pressure from the feminist lobby, which will result in much convoluted language, and the steering of a muddled course through a great deal of jargon which manages to say -- while not actively attacking the Church or challenging her teachings -- remarkably little that really honors or upholds them.

by Joanna Bogle - Christmastide 2003 - Epiphany 2004 - Vol . XVIII, No. 4

"Being Church" -- More is Missing Than the Defininte Article Lent/Easter 2002 Vol. XVIII, No. 1

Where are the Men? Advent/Christmas 2002 Vol. XVII, No. 4

Reviving Catholic Customs - Are Young Catholics Cultural Orphans? Michaelmas 2002 Vol. XVII, No. 3

Facilitating - or What? Pentecost 2002 Vol. XVII, No. 2

Tolerance, anyone? Michaelmas 2001 Vol. XVI, No. 3


Booklet - by Joanna Bogle
Does the Catholic Church Oppress Women?
Pocket-size paperback -- 56 pages
To order go to the Catholic Truth Society of London.
Order Ref. Ex03
 ISBN 1860820697
 Cost £1.95

What does the Catholic Church actually teach about women and their role in the Church and Society? How does the Church behave towards women? This booklet takes up all the issues one by one: teaching on sexuality, women's freedom, abortion, the right to chose, contraception, women and marriage, women priests, women's power in the Church. It looks at whether women are discriminated against and at their treatment by the Church historically. All is answered in a clear and balanced explanation, against a backdrop of history and of debunking myth, prejudice and poor argument. This is certainly a booklet to be read by both men and women.

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