Maureen Day is a sociologist, specializing in American Catholics. She studies us, interviews us, and writes about us. Her most recent book is Catholic Activism Today: Individual Transformation and the Struggle for Social Justice.
Episode 28 :: Raising Kids for a Just World with Lydia Wylie-Kellermann
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.
Your Story Is Love
: Featured on Ignatian Solidarity Just Parenting column : My 6-year-old came home from school the other day and asked me, “Do you want to play M.A.S.H.?” “Wow,” I thought to myself, “so this is where we are already. Wasn’t I 8 or 9 before I learned to play M.A.S.H.?” M.A.S.H., for the uninformed, is …
Episode 22: Work, Motherhood, and Spirituality with Maureen Dunn Fetscher
Maureen went on to become this impressive fair trade entrepreneur. She established her company, Mata Traders, almost 14 years ago in Chicago. The company has partnerships with women’s cooperatives in India and Nepal and sells their clothing and jewelry here in the U.S. It’s such a cool story.
Praying through grief with lullabies
Singing my daughter lullabies at bedtime took on new meaning as I felt my songs to be processing of the day’s emotions.
Another moment at the park
We talked more about how God makes all kinds of different people and people with grown-up bodies and kid brains are just one kind of the people that God makes.
The Breasted God
Using exclusively male pronouns for the Divine can be limiting, idolatrous, and downright damaging to our spiritualities. It can subconsciously rearrange our imaginations, decrease our self-esteem, and make us question our place in the ongoing creation of the world. Let’s explore other images of God and see what these images might have to say to …
This is my Labor Day - the day I labored from midnight to midnight working to get my baby to come out of my body. I didn't know whether the baby was a boy or girl, and, of course, I had no idea of what I was getting into with parenting. I felt tremendously empowered …
Part 1: Who’s calling?
This piece is inspired by a talk I gave to a local parish women's group in 2016. I'll split it into three parts. The first: Who's Calling? My daughter is two years old. For her, when you call someone, you see their faces. Admittedly, she calls few people - namely her grandparents. And she knows …