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    Churching New Mothers

    Churching New Mothers

    Churching is a blessing that was given to new mothers following childbirth.   It dates back to early Christian times and was abolished after Vatican II. The idea was that it allowed the “unclean” woman to re-enter the church in "a state of grace".  Historian, Lisa Marie Griffith joined Myles to talk about the history of churching.  Churching - A Backgound This ceremony was called ‘The thanksgiving of women after childbirth’ but became known more commonly as ‘churching’. The church saw it as a way of thanking god for the safe delivery of women from childbirth and the ceremony was for the woman ...

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