19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

I was delighted to offer the weekly homily for U.S. Catholic for this Sunday. Enjoy the video and full text below.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGBgtrpnIPg&t=1s&utm_source=molleendupreedominguez.home.blog&utm_campaign=ed80fb06a0-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2023_08_10_11_05&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_-ed80fb06a0-%5BLIST_EMAIL_ID%5D Most of us are quite familiar with the story of the “still small voice” - but to know the context of this vignette makes the story all the richer.   Elijah believes he is …

The muscle I most need to exercise right now

And so I need to exercise my Margin Muscle. I need to get stronger at limiting my in-person commitments outright. I need to muscularly resist the temptation to stack my calendar and regularly look at the whole picture with these questions:

Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice Keynote Address

I am delighted to contribute this keynote address for the high school track, online edition of this year's Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice. Enjoy this piece that outlines the 2021 theme: Imagining a Path Forward: Reflection, Reckoning, and Kinship. Watch the video here. transcript: Do you remember March 13, 2020?  I do. I woke up …

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.

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.”