** Trigger warning ** the stories in this episode include intimate partner violence, suicidality, and other traumas related to being unhoused. Please take care of yourself as you listen and consider skipping this episode today if these subjects will trigger you. Elizabeth Bowler is a social entrepreneur in Oakland. After being away from the California …
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.
Anne Tropeano wants to see the Roman Catholic Church start ordaining women in her lifetime. You will love her down to earth way of relating to God, hear about her vision for ministry, and what she says about the role of the body in discernment Also - listen up for the parable she shares that I’m going to call, “Just put up your hood.” Enjoy my conversation with Father Anne Tropeano.
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 …
My graduate school professor made a large impact on me while we were studying the New Testament and I often quote her. She declared, “if Mary of Magdala was not the first witness of the resurrection, there is no possibility it would have been recorded in all four gospels in first century Palestine.”
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 …