And in the time of Jesus, the Jewish people would call these scholars: “Lamps of the universe” or “lights of the world.” These scholars brought light - a symbol for understanding, for truth - to the people.
Episode 26 :: Discerning Deacons with Ellie Hidalgo
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.
Catholic Women Preach: Solemnity of the Assumption
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.
2021 Festival of Mary Magdalene
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 …
1st Sunday of Advent Reflection
I was honored to be asked to write a reflection in the series, Advent of Liberation: Journeying to Find Emmanuel. It's part of the robust collection of offerings and actions Call to Action, USA is conducting this season. I'm so proud to witness the bold steps the members of the Re/Generation program are presenting to …
Catholic Women Preach: Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
It's a familiar Gospel story - the parable of the Sower. It's my deep hope that the soil is rich enough right now to support sustained progress toward racial healing.
Waiting in Joyful Hope – An Advent Reflection
Here's the reflection I wrote for the 2019 Advent series published by my alma mater, Jesuit School of Theology:
You Will Find Nourishment
My reflection on the weekly readings, including Luke's account of the Feeding of the Five Thousand.
The Catholic lectionary readings for June 23 contain so much good stuff. I wrote about them on the Ignatian Solidarity Network's Rise Up reflections. And here's what I didn't have room for... People are more valuable than money. Yet mainstream American culture fights to the death to make us believe that wealth is located in …