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 …
Lydia Wylie-Kellermann is an author and activist I’ve admired for a long time, and I’m so happy to share her with you. Her latest book, The Sandbox Revolution, is a collection of essays from parent-activists around the U.S. It offers advice for raising children committed to social justice in the world today. Lydia offers beautiful forwards to each section of the book. When she’s not writing books, Lydia is the editor of Geez magazine, a paper-only publication that comes to your door four times a year with inspiration for living life more simply and justly.
Welcome back for Season 4! Today I’m talking with Ellie Hildago. She’s on staff with Discerning Deacons, a recent effort to promote dialogue around the issue of reinstating women deacons in the Catholic Church. We talk about this recent movement to recover the true memory of women in early Christianity - shout out to St. Phoebe- and about Ellie’s personal journey to doing this work. You’ll love hearing how she started out in Catholic journalism, the inside scoop on Pope Francis’ commissions on women deacons, and why Ellie says ordination of women deacons matters. Listen in.
It was a delight to preach once again for the Catholic Women Preach project. Find my reflections below on the Solemnity of the Assumption in 2021.
Budhhist scholar, Joanna Macy, has articulated a spiral which is the focus of our service today. She calls it The Work that Reconnects.
I have the honor of speaking today at the Mass honoring the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene at Christ the King parish in Pleasant Hill, CA. Here are my remarks: Well, here we are - emerging on the other side. Or perhaps just proceeding through a very challenging chapter in history. The theme of today’s …
Today's reflection comes to us from Erin Duffy-Burke, contemporary Catholic priestess and theAlogian. Enjoy her beautiful reflection on Mary Magdalene's role in Erin's own calling to heal, teach, sanctify, and serve - to be a priest.
Guest post 1: Celebrating Mary The Magdalene Welcome guest scholar, Janet O. Antico. You'll love her methodical analysis of the Scriptural evidence for the profundity of the ministry and leadership of Mary Magdalene. Don't miss the reference section of the essay - so many good books and articles to read. (“Dream of Magdalene” by Sue …
Feast of St. Mary Magdalene on July 22, 2021. Here's a little something on the history of her day.
The Coriolis effect and the winds of Genesis, Acts, and Kings.