2021 Festival of Mary Magdalene

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.”  

2021 Festival of Mary Magdalene

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.

Feast of St. Mary Magdalene on July 22, 2021. Here's a little something on the history of her day.

On a Mission, Episode 13: Katie Lacz

Today I’m talking with Katie Lacz. She works for Women’s Ordination Conference, the United States branch of a worldwide movement to urge the Roman Catholic Church to reform and welcome women into ordained ministry. We talk about her journey to becoming a person of faith who does justice, her journey with Jesuit Volunteer Corps, and how she tries to balance being a mom in the suburbs with being a writer, an activist, and a leader for change in the Catholic world.

On a Mission, Episode 7: Dr. Kellie McElhaney

Dr. Kellie McElhaney is the founding director of the Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. She started her career in banking, which she calls a heavily masculine industry, where women were compelled to exercise leadership in a masculine way. She is fighting the good fight in the corporate world to insist that yes - welcoming different skill sets, different personalities, different genders, and different ethnicities into the board room is not just a nice thing to do, but that it’s in fact good for the bottom line. Something business types like to hear 🙂 She’s the author of a book called Just Good Business.

On a Mission, Episode 4: Xouhoa Bowen

Today it’s Xouhoa Bowen. She is an activist, former PeaceCorps volunteer, and the founder and CEO of Community Impact Lab, a nonprofit organization in my neighborhood dedicated to taking action and to expanding opportunities for everyone, especially women and children.