Fearless by Paula Dáil is a book that documents the journey of Maggie Corrigan and her fight against the Catholic doctrine that suppresses women's reproductive rights. Maggie is the oldest child in a family of seven children. Born into a Chicago Irish-Catholic family, she grows up knowing what it means to be poor and to struggle. When, at seventeen, she decides to give her life to God, she doesn't forget that her mother died during childbirth. Maggie doesn't receive the reforms in the Church with ease, as they spell doom and suffering for many women across the world, so she takes a stance against the Church's teaching on birth control, considered a sin. Within this most powerful institution in the world, Maggie fights for women's reproductive rights. Follow this engaging narrative of a woman dedicated to God who wants justice for women.
Paula Dáil's book opens with a vivid description of the opulence of the private residence of the Cardinal Archbishop of Chicago, a description that will compel readers to think about the injustice of the Church whose representatives preach poverty but live in affluence. This book is the story of a woman who refuses to allow middle-aged men with no family responsibilities to define the fate of the poor, helpless women who must go through a lot of suffering to raise their families. This is a timely book that contains a revolutionary message from a fearless woman. At the heart of this book is the message that women can have the right to make decisions related to pregnancy. Paula Dáil offers a dazzling image of Maggie Corrigan, a woman whose message made me think a lot about the eloquence with which proponents of birth control like Michelle Obama speak. This book and Maggie Corrigan’s tale will inspire serious reflection in readers and push them to question what they believe. You will be entertained, inspired, and then you will think, realistically, about one of the most controversial topics that is taking the highlight of discussion in American politics.