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Welcome to my website!

Author, journalist, blogger on women's issues, health, film, TV, dance, all things Catholic...

Books: Good Catholic Girls:  How Women Are Leading the Fight to Change the Church and The Choices We Made:  25 Women and Men Speak Out About Abortion


Also: Ms., The Nation, Women's Media Center, HuffPost, Salon, Chicago Tribune, NY Daily News, Newsday, Religion Dispatches

Communications and development specialist for progressive nonprofits


"Called to Account"

My feature on the Catholic Church's unprecedented moment of reckoning

Ms. Magazine, Winter 2019 Issue

For abridged version of the article that appears on the Ms. blog, click here.

FOR PRESS:  Find out more about me and my media appearances at 




"A compelling account of what dedicated Catholic women are accomplishing for the church they love."
--Publishers Weekly

"These stories remain vivid for the reader long after the book is finished...Bonavoglia's book belongs in our classrooms and our libraries."
--Journal of American Catholic Studies

"A thoughtful, coherent and impassioned call for answers to some of the most pressing questions facing the Catholic Church today." --Dallas Morning News

"One of the 10 top women's history books of 2005"  --Booklist



Classic oral history, foreword by Gloria Steinem, interviews with Whoopi Goldberg, Anne Archer, Jill Clayburgh, Rita Moreno, Polly Bergen, Kathy Najimy, Grace Paley, Rev. Christine Grimbol, Ret. Marine Sergeant Jim Friedl, many more....

"Old and young, rich and poor, black and white, celebrities and unknown--the voices vary...but their stories have a powerful cumulative impact....not for the fainthearted."
--Kirkus Review

"...brings a human dimension to the debate...Highly recommended."
--Library Journal