We talk about Mary and Jesus, birth and death, trees and books. We talk about her call to the priesthood and why she uses the word priestess to describe it. Stay tuned for a contemplative conversation about what Erin has learned so far about life and spirituality.
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.
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 …
Feast of St. Mary Magdalene on July 22, 2021. Here's a little something on the history of her day.
On a Mission is BACK, y'all. It is time for Season 3, and we're ready to bust the doors off. Today we are talking with Gabrielle Blair. You might know her from blogging and social media as Design Mom. She is a powerhouse in the world of blogging and design. She has six (!) children …
If you’re like me, some days you just throw up your hands in frustration with the Catholic Church and just start cursing… before you do that today, it’s time to listen to Casey Stanton.