Theology of Home Project

Conservatives often talk policy and principles while progressives tend to focus on narratives. Deeper personal narratives help drive and shape politics in ways that we should not underestimate, nor should we cede this ground. EPPC’s Theology of Home Project proactively advances an ordered vision of home and family by expanding into broader methods of engaging women such as developing retreats and workshops, hosting a podcast with advice and analysis, and growing and expanding daily engagement through their online magazine. All of these efforts are aimed at assisting and inspiring women (and men) in the vitally important work of home and family. We are well past the days of being able to rely on the culture for much of any help. In fact, much of the messaging children receive is aimed at dismantling our efforts in the home. We aim to advise and equip women and men so that they can form the future, knowing that effective and formidable formation in the home is deeply connected to our ability to identify, pursue, and advocate for the good in society.

Led by EPPC Fellows Carrie Gress and Noelle Mering, the Theology of Home Project focuses on equipping biblically orthodox Americans in living out the faith under the challenging new circumstances of twenty-first century America.

Gress and Mering are the co-authors of Theology of Home: Finding the Eternal in the Everyday and Theology of Home II: The Spiritual Art of Homemaking. The duo has also developed the online women’s magazine TheologyofHome.com, a site devoted to exploring the far-reaching interests, from lifestyle to faith, of women today.

At EPPC they look carefully at the important role the home plays in life, culture, and public policy. With the advent of radical feminism, the home has been denigrated at the expense of the family, the basic cell of civilization. And while efforts have been made to restore the culture, little progress will be made without a restoration of the home. For fifty years the importance of home has been ignored, diminished, and even attacked or ridiculed. Yet what it signifies speaks to a universal human longing and a vital piece for us to reclaim.

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Why Don’t We Tell Women What’s Making Them Miserable?

Carrie Gress

With so many feminist advances, women should be getting happier instead of just more medicated.

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National Review Online / August 29, 2021

The War Against Our Lady and Womanhood Marches On

Carrie Gress

We now live with a cool and edgy cocktail of Marxism and the occult. Women have been drinking it up ever since, with men either embracing it or left unsure how to counter it.

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National Catholic Register / July 23, 2021

Our Rainbow Religion, Which Lets Us Become as Gods

Noelle Mering

rosary overcome by rainbow

Making ourselves gods might feel like magic at first, but it ends in despair. We simply are not made to be gods, and to attempt that requires too much denial of reality, too many mutilated bodies, and too many competing wills.

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The Stream / July 8, 2021

Can Catholics Get Woke?

Noelle Mering

One of the reasons woke ideology has been successful at making inroads among Christian communities is that it feeds off the Christian precept to offer compassion and aid to the marginalized and suffering. This leads to a lot of confusion about whether or not Christians can get woke, with many seeing it as the natural outgrowth of that Christian precept. But as I write in my book, Awake, Not Woke (TAN Books), on both a human and a spiritual level, wokeness is an ideology that harms far more than helps.

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Catholic Answers / June 8, 2021

Today’s Slave Traders Get Botox

Carrie Gress

Celebrities, politicians, journalists make it clear that without abortion, we can only be headed to The Handmaid’s Tale. The tidy fear-mongering narrative, the perfectly coiffed hair, the manicured hands, the on-trend fashions, all speak a convincing language of authority and truth. But at some point, we need to pull back the curtain a bit more and expose the lies delivered by the silver-tongued and perfectly groomed.

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The Stream / May 23, 2021

‘Woke’ Catholic Schools Offer Poison in Place of the Gospel

Noelle Mering

Far from supplementing Church teaching, critical race theory assaults it in three fundamental ways.

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Why The Cultural Assault On Natural Womanhood Robs Women Of Fulfillment

Carrie Gress

We have dismissed womanhood and all its attending realities, like having children and raising them. Meanwhile, we’ve encouraged women to become so men-like that we can’t tell the difference anymore. If we can, we aren’t supposed to say that part out loud. We have scarcely any idea what true womanhood or manhood is anymore.

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The Federalist / April 26, 2021