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Blogs for Dorothy Cummings McLean
Dorothy Cummings McLean is a Canadian journalist, essayist, and novelist. She earned an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Toronto and an M.Div./S.T.B. from Toronto’s Regis College. She was a columnist for the Toronto Catholic Register for nine years and has contributed to Catholic World Report. Her first book, Seraphic Singles, was published by Novalis (2010) in Canada, Liguori in the USA, and Homo Dei in Poland. Her second, Ceremony of Innocence, was published by Ignatius Press (2013). Dorothy lives near Edinburgh, Scotland with her husband.
The Synod on Synodality begins in October, and the annual Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage coincides with its end. The Rome Life Forum, which will deliberate the crisis in the Church and the world, takes place shortly after that. This is both a happy accident and an opportunity.
Although we traditionally associate spiritual motherhood with women religious, the very concept of the godmother (and I am the godmother of four) underscores that all women are called to be spiritual mothers in some sense.