Episode 18: A Radical, Eucharistic Life with Jamie L. Manson

Jamie L. Manson wrote the column entitled Grace on the Margins for National Catholic Reporter for 12 years. She recently left that post to become the President of Catholics for Choice. 

We talk about her journey as an out-lesbian Catholic journalist. We talk about reproductive health as a human right. We talk about her deep sacramental spirituality. We talk about Pope Francis…who, by the way… does he read Jamie’s columns? Take a listen and see what you think. 

Episode 33: Episode 33: Preaching Hope with Kayla August On a Mission

Kayla August is a vibrant, up-and-coming leader in the U.S. Catholic community. Maybe you heard her preach on Christmas Eve 2020 on Catholic Women Preach. Maybe you heard her speak at the 2021 FutureChurch Feast of St. Mary of Magdala. Maybe you heard her just last month at Saturdays with the Saints at Notre Dame University speaking about Thea Bowman. Like I said, she’s all around. Currently, Kayla is pursuing a doctorate in Religious Education with an emphasis in preaching. You might find yourself asking *why* would a Black, Catholic, U.S. woman pursue such a degree? You’ve got to hear her answer to that question. She is flying on faith, and she reminds us that journeys are one step at a time. Listen for Kayla’s distinction between evangelization and proselytization, the importance of sitting in gratitude, and how to love a Church that doesn’t always love you back. Links we talked about in the episode:Boston College School of Theology and MinistryDr. Sr. Jamie PhelpsKayla August preaches for Christmas Eve Kayla August at Notre DameDiscerning DeaconsSister Thea BowmanKayla speaking at Saturdays with the Saints on Thea BowmanKayla’s bio page on Boston CollegeSupport the podcast at buymeacoffee.com/molleen
  1. Episode 33: Episode 33: Preaching Hope with Kayla August
  2. Episode 32: Episode 32: Catholic Climate Covenant with Anna Robertson
  3. Episode 31: Episode 31:: Priestess with Erin Duffy-Burke
  4. Episode 30: Episode 30: Modern Catholics with Maureen Day
  5. Episode 29: Episode 29: Beauty in Broken Places with Elizabeth Bowler

Other resources Jamie mentioned: 

Read Jamie’s columns in National Catholic Reporter

Catholics for Choice

Fulton Case Before SCOTUS Could Be “Crushing Blow” to LGBTQ Rights
Pope Francis still places heterosexual couples above LGBTQ people like me
Desecration of sacred images demands bolder action from Vatican
Pope Francis apologizes that Amazon synod ‘Pachamama’ was thrown into Tiber River
LGBTQ people need justice, not mercy, from Pope Francis
Dignity USA

Jamie’s 2020 Advent Retreat with Call to Action

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