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Catholic Women Preach offers the theologically informed perspectives of Catholic women on the Sunday readings readings and on some feast days. Visit www.catholicwomenpreach.org to view preaching videos, to read preaching texts, and to learn more about the preachers.


October 13, 2019: The Sanctity of All Bodies
Oct 11 • 11 min
Preaching for the Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Shawnee M. Daniels-Skykes offers a reflection on the sanctity of all bodies: “For there is no difference between Jews and Samaritans, disabilities and abilities, men, women, and children, black,…
October 6, 2019: The Power of Faith
Oct 3 • 10 min
Preaching for the Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Maryknoll Sister Sia Nyasari Temu offers a reflection on the power of faith: “Jesus told his disciples if they had faith ‘the size of a mustard seed’ they could command a mulberry tree to be…
September 29, 2019: Doing nothing is not an option.
Sep 26 • 6 min
Preaching for the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Joan Rosenhauer offers a reflection on responding to the enormity of the need around us: “Even though we know that we can’t all do everything, and we can’t all do the same thing, every one of us can…
September 22, 2019: A Sabbath for all Creation
Sep 20 • 9 min
Preaching for the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Marisa Vertrees offers a reflection on living the value of Sabbath: “When we focus too much on consumption and material wealth, we harm ourselves, we harm others, and we harm creation. We focus on…
September 15, 2018: On restoring what is lost and transforming damaged relationships
Sep 13 • 7 min
Preaching for the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy offers a reflection on restorative justice: “The story of the Prodigal Son reminds us that we are all called, in whatever ways reconciliation may be necessary in our…
September 8, 2019: What does it mean to be “all in” as a disciple?
Sep 6 • 7 min
Preaching for the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Gina Messina offers a reflection on what it means to be “all in” as a disciple of Jesus: “When Jesus says..that we need to be ‘all in,’ what does this mean? First, I think we need to be honest with…
September 1, 2019: Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Aug 30 • 8 min
Preaching for the Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Marie Anne Mayeski offers a reflection on humility: “If we are to be humble after the pattern of Jesus, then, like Him, we must lay aside the garments that social status and worldly privilege dress…
August 25, 2019: Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
Aug 23 • 7 min
Preaching for the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary time, Michelle Becka offers a reflection for a community living with disappointed expectations calling us to decisive action “Being a Christian is not simply a state of mind. It requires a decision – how…
August 18, 2019: Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Aug 16 • 6 min
Preaching for the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary time, Michelle Becka offers a reflection for a community living with disappointed expectations calling us to decisive action “Being a Christian is not simply a state of mind. It requires a decision – how…
August 15, 2019: Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary
Aug 14 • 6 min
Preaching for the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary, Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ offers a reflection on the promise of the day as revealed in the readings: “Mary too is caught up in this great process of realizing the effects of the resurrection. It’s not a…
August 11, 2019: Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Aug 9 • 10 min
Preaching for the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Michelle Pérez offers a reflection on global citizenship in light of gospel values of missionary discipleship and servant leadership: “As I continue to grapple with missionary discipleship and servant…
August 4, 2019: Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Aug 2 • 6 min
Preaching for the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Meghan Clark offers a reflection on wealth and discipleship: “Luke’s parables about money are ultimately parables about discipleship… The Rich Fool helps us remember that private property is not…
July 28, 2019: Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jul 27 • 6 min
Preaching for the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sr. Judgette Gallares, RC offers a reflection on prayer: “Jesus is teaching us that prayer is first and foremost a relationship between God and us, a relationship built on love and trust, not on…
July 22, 2019: Feast of St. Mary of Magdala
Jul 22 • 8 min
Preaching for the Feast of St. Mary of Magdala (St. Mary Magdalene), Elizabeth Berne DeGear offers a reflection which explores the meaning of the word “migdala,” the subjectivity of Mary of Magdala, and our agency today: “Now is a time to celebrate. On…
July 21, 2019: Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jul 19 • 5 min
Lupita Vital Cruz preaches for the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, offering a reflection on hospitality: “I invite you to be hospitable by embracing immigrants, embracing those with no voice, embracing our neighbors, and embracing our families and…
July 14, 2019: Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jul 12 • 7 min
Preaching for the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Julie George, SSpS offers a reflection on how the parable of the Good Samaritan calls us beyond our traditional boundaries, laws, and rules with a particular emphasis on how the institutional Church…
July 7, 2019: Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jul 5 • 6 min
Preaching for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Emily Rauer Davis offers a reflection on finding strength, comfort, and hope in God our Mother: “In spite of the hardships we face, or creeping feelings of despair, we are invited to recall the love of…
June 30, 2019: Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jun 27 • 7 min
Preaching for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Elizabeth Turnwald offers a reflection on surrendering to God’s personal invitation to discipleship: “We can get so caught up in the preparation that we don’t appreciate the invitation. But the…
June 23, 2019: Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ
Jun 21 • 6 min
Preaching for the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, Rita Ferrone offers a reflection on how ““The Eucharist commits us to the poor:” “Eucharist commits us to the poor, because Jesus chose to identify himself with them, and he tells us again…
June 16, 2019: Trinity Sunday
Jun 15 • 7 min
Preaching for Trinity Sunday, Lynn Cooper offers a reflection on entering more deeply into the mystery of the Trinity: “My friends, this Trinity Sunday, I invite you to dwell in this reframing of mystery – the forever understanding –and marinate in one or…
June 9, 2019: Pentecost Sunday
Jun 6 • 5 min
Boreta Singleton preaches for Pentecost Sunday, offering a reflection on making use of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, already given to us: “You and I may be surprised— the same Spirit that urged Jesus to pray and fast in the desert for forty days, the same…
June 2, 2019: Solemnity of the Ascension
May 31 • 8 min
Preaching for the Solemnity of the Ascension and from her experience as a mother, Gretchen Crowder offers a reflection on looking outward and forward, not upward or backward, to the see Risen Christ in our midst: “[Jesus]is something completely new. And…
May 26, 2019: Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 21 • 6 min
Hilda Ortiz Mena Preaches for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, offering a reflection on contributing to the Kingdom of God by creating a culture of reconciliation and encounter: “We cannot solve all of [the world’s problems]. But we can dare to open the door…
May 19, 2019: Fifth Sunday of Easter
May 17 • 7 min
Melinda Brown Donovan preaches for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, offering a reflection on discipleship: “As receivers of that redemptive love, we are called to embody the love of Christ: to become a community of healing mercy, kindness, inclusion,…
May 10, 2019: Fourth Sunday of Easter
May 10 • 5 min
Preaching for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Colleen Gibson, SSJ offers a reflection on becoming God’s people, God’s flock, in a divided world: “As the psalmist sings out: “We are God’s people, the sheep of his flock.” God knows us and loves us, even when…
May 5, 2019: Third Sunday of Easter
May 3 • 6 min
Mary Kate Holman preaches for the Third Sunday of Easter, offering a reflection on how the Risen Christ sets us free from past faults and failings for the work of the gospel: “Where can we as Church heed Jesus’ invitation to cast our nets differently when…
April 28, 2019: Second Sunday of Easter
Apr 26 • 7 min
Preaching for the Second Sunday of Easter, Noella de Souza, MCJ offers a reflection on touching and allowing ourselves to be touched by the wounds of those who suffer, while seeing and taking consolation in the signs of resurrection in our world: “Reading…
April 21, 2019: Easter
Apr 21 • 5 min
Inspired by the full Resurrection narrative in the Gospel of John, Annie Burns preaches for Easter, offering a reflection on moving through the current pain and fear toward healing and reconciliation and new ways of being Church: “I think it is time for…
April 18, 2019: Holy Thursday
Apr 17 • 5 min
Preaching for Holy Thursday, Kathy Baroody, informed by her years of experience with the L’Arche Community, offers a reflection on Christian love, saying: “So the question for us this evening is, Can we say yes to Jesus’ invitation? Can we choose to love…
April 7, 2019: Fifth Sunday of Lent
Mar 21 • 4 min
Preaching for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Kaya Oakes, offers three insights from the passage about the woman “caught” in adultery: 1. “Jesus instead chooses not to condemn her. And that’s not the same thing as forgiveness, because, perhaps, in her case,…
March 31, 2019: Fourth Sunday of Lent
Mar 21 • 5 min
Preaching for the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Paola Piscitelli offers a reflection on joyful reconciliation and radical welcome: “That is what God is like: he always precedes us in love and runs towards us, sinners, to embrace us and to teach us to embrace…
March 24, 2019: Third Sunday of Lent
Mar 21 • 6 min
Preaching for the Third Sunday of Lent, Kristin Heyer offers a reflection on standing on holy ground: “We don’t have to walk in the desert or witness a miraculous sight to recognize that we are standing on holy ground. As with Moses, God interrupts our…
March 17, 2019: Second Sunday of Lent
Mar 15 • 8 min
Preaching for the Second Sunday of Lent, Sr. Jane Wakahiu, LSOSF offers a reflection on the ways we encounter God and how we might respond to those encounters: “God meets us right where we are, and in the ordinariness of our own lives, but we too have a…
March 10, 2019: First Sunday of Lent
Mar 8 • 7 min
Preaching for the First Sunday of Lent, Sheila Kinsey, FCJM, offers a reflection that encourages to consider Jesus’ temptation in the desert and to reflect upon our own desert journeys: “We are to become the presence of God for others. In our lives, we…
March 6, 2019: Ash Wednesday
Mar 5 • 9 min
Preaching for Ash Wednesday, Christine E. Boyle, Director of Campus Ministry at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City, NJ, offers a reflection on how we might enter into this Lenten season, especially in light of the clergy sexual abuse and coverup…
March 3, 2019: Eighth Sunday In Ordinary Time
Mar 2 • 7 min
Preaching for the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jaclyn Newns offers a reflection on imaging “God as a vine grower and gardener admiring us, proud of us.” Jaclyn Newns is a spiritual director and retreat consultant based in the Philadelphia area. As a…
February 24, 2019: Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Feb 22 • 7 min
Preaching for the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary time, Sister Rhonda Miska, offers a reflection that reveals the true meaning of Jesus’ sayings in today’s gospel and presents a new way of understanding and acting upon them in our own time: “2,000 years ago…
February 17, 2019: Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Feb 14 • 5 min
Preaching for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jennifer Owens-Jofré Preaches offers a reflection on hope. “How might we practice hope in the face of disheartening circumstances?,” she asks. For her, practicing hope is bound up in our work to partner…
February 10, 2019: Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Feb 8 • 5 min
Preaching on the readings for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary time, Neomi De Anda focuses on “what Latina theologians call ‘lo cotidiano,’ the everydayness, of today’s Gospel.” What does such a reading mean for leadership in the Church? What does it mean for…
February 3, 2019: Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Feb 1 • 4 min
Preaching for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Louise Lears, SC offers a reflection inviting us to allow Jesus to free us from that which holds us captive — including our own prejudices: “Yet, Jesus was doing just what he was anointed to do. He was…
January 27, 2019: Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jan 25 • 6 min
Preaching for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Carmen M. Nanko-Fernández offers a refreshing reflection on the Holy Spirit, saying, “For too long we have domesticated the Holy Spirit, imagining a peaceful white dove as a comforter to support the status…
January 20, 2019: Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jan 18 • 7 min
Preaching for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jane E. Regan offers a reflection on how we all might intentionally reflect the glory of God: “As we move into the second week in ordinary time, may we be those who intentionally reflect God’s glory…
January 13, 2019: The Baptism of the Lord
Jan 11 • 5 min
Preaching for the Baptism of the Lord, Andrea Hattler Bramson offers a reflection on staying true to our vocation despite the “curve balls” that life will inevitably throw our way: “As you ponder your life, tasks, and responsibilities, let yourself doubt,…
January 6, 2019: Feast of the Epiphany
Jan 4 • 6 min
Preaching for the Epiphany, Barbara E. Quinn, RSCJ offers a reflection on how Epiphany calls and empowers us to broaden our visions and horizons: “When the light of the Epiphany star sears our souls, it also casts a beam of light across and beyond any…
January 1, 2019: The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Jan 2 • 9 min
Preaching for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Wamũyũ Teresia Wachira, IBVM offers a reflection inviting us ask, “What can we learn from God’s action of choosing a woman, whom we, in our world will refer to as a nobody, to carry in her womb, Jesus –…
December 30, 2018: Feast of the Holy Family
Dec 28, 2018 • 6 min
Preaching for the Feast of the Holy Family, Kerry Weber offers a reflection on family life, sacraficial love, and reliance on God. Kerry Weber is an executive editor of America, where she has worked since 2009. She is a co-host of “America This Week,” a…
December 25, 2018: Christmas
Dec 21, 2018 • 7 min
Yadira Vieyra Alvarez preaches for Christmas, offering a reflection on living Christmas joy, even in difficult times: “We must remember, however, that receiving this child is a decision. If we do not accept and embrace the presence of Jesus in our daily…
December 23, 2018: Fourth Sunday of Advent
Dec 21, 2018 • 8 min
Preaching for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Sara Fairbanbks, OP offers a reflection on how we might birth Christ into our own time and culture: “As we celebrate the birth of Christ this Christmas, how can we birth Christ in our time and culture? What steps…
December 16, 2018: Third Sunday of Advent
Dec 17, 2018 • 6 min
Elyse Gallway preaches for the Third Sunday of Advent — Guadete Sunday — offering a reflection on developing and nurturing a disposition of joy, regardless of our circumstances: “Paul understood that happiness is ultimately a choice. One that is built…
December 12, 2018: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Dec 12, 2018 • 6 min
Natalia imperatori-Lee preaches for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, offering a reflection on how Our Lady and the solidary between two “misbehaving” women in the Gospel for the day offer an antidote to despair and hopelessness: “Guadalupe makes God…
December 9, 2018: Second Sunday of Advent
Dec 7, 2018 • 10 min
Rebecca Muder preaches for the Second Sunday of Advent, offering a reflection on discipleship: “We are called to find and dedicate ourselves to the work that is uniquely ours to do, work that contributes to the creation of a more just and compassionate…
December 8, 2018: Immaculate Conception of Mary
Dec 6, 2018 • 6 min
Annemarie Paulin-Campbell preaches for the Immaculate Conception, offering a reflection on how we might respond to our own “annunciation moments when our former understanding of our future is shattered and a new one is held out in invitation.” Dr.…
December 2, 2018: First Sunday of Advent
Nov 30, 2018 • 6 min
Carmen Sammut, MSOLA preaches for the First Sunday of Advent, offering a reflection on recognizing Jesus, the Emmanuel, God-with-us in every person we meet and sowing seeds of hope this Advent. Carmen Sammut, msola was born and lived her first 22 years on…
November 25, 2018: Solemnity of Christ the King
Nov 24, 2018 • 6 min
Agnes Brazal preaches for the Solemnity of Christ the King, offering a reflection on making God’s reign a reality in our hearts, minds, and society. Dr. Agnes M. Brazal is associate professor and research fellow at the De la Salle University, Manila. She…
November 18, 2018: Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Nov 16, 2018 • 6 min
Claire Noonan preaches for the Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, offering a reflection on finding our way in these troubled times: “In times such as these, where do we turn? How do we set our feet, as the psalmist says, on the path of life, toward…
November 11, 2018: Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Nov 8, 2018 • 12 min
Kelly Miguens preaches on the readings for the Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, offering a reflection which lifts up the women in today’s readings as models of discipleship and invites us to ask ourselves, “What must change in my life and heart, so…
November 4, 2018: Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
Nov 2, 2018 • 7 min
Preaching on the readings for the Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, Marina Pastrana asks us to consider how we might go beyond prescribed responses that society and even religion ask of us by responding to our neighbors in need with love. Marina was…
November 1, 2018: All Saints Day
Oct 31, 2018 • 6 min
Kerry Robinson preaches for All Saints Day, offering a reflection on the communion of saints “to which [we] are called and to which [we] belong.” She reminds us that “the invitation to sanctity is not for the unattainably pious or impossibly virtuous, but…
October 28, 2018: Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Oct 26, 2018 • 6 min
Jocelyn Sideco preaches from her terrace in Assisi for the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, inviting us to contemplate the Gospel reading from three perspectives: that of blind Bartimaeus, of the crowd, and of Jesus. For her, contemplating the actions…
October 21, 2018: Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Oct 19, 2018 • 7 min
Maria Cataldo-Cunniff preaches on the readings for the Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, offering a reflection on truth and truth-telling. Maria Cataldo-Cunniff is a person with a disability. She holds Masters degrees in theology from University of…
October 14, 2018: Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Oct 12, 2018 • 8 min
Trena Yonkers-Talz preaches for the Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, offering a reflection on readings by sharing the lived example of one of her friends from El Salvador. Trena Yonkers-Talz has lived in Central American for over 20 years working in…
October 7, 2018: Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Oct 5, 2018 • 6 min
Susan Ross, Ph.D. preaches for the Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary time, offering a reflection on our need to be loved and to love. Dr. Susan A. Ross is Professor of Theology and a Faculty Scholar at Loyola University Chicago. She is Past President of…
September 30, 2018: Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sep 28, 2018 • 6 min
Lorna Gold preaches for the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time in light Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland which was overshadowed by the latest revelations and developments regarding clergy sex abuse and cover-up. Lorna works for Trócaire, the Irish…
September 23, 2018: Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sep 22, 2018 • 7 min
Mar Muñoz-Visoso preaches for the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, offering a reflection how we might grow in discipleship. María del Mar Muñoz-Visoso is executive director of the Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church at the United States…
September 16, 2018: Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sep 13, 2018 • 7 min
Cecilia González-Andrieu is Associate Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University. She holds a doctorate from the Graduate Theological Union, where she combined the study of systematic theology with religion and the arts, working…
September 2, 2018: Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Aug 31, 2018 • 5 min
Maryann Cusimano Love preaches for the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, offering a reflection on the difference between our laws and God’s Law. Dr. Maryann Cusimano Love is a tenured Associate Professor of International Relations in the Politics…
August 26, 2018: Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
Aug 24, 2018 • 10 min
Heidi Kallen Preaches for the Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, offering a reflection on how we might grow in faith and conviction through friendship and accompaniment. Having spent 9 out of the last 12 years living and working in Latin America and…
August 19, 2018: Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Aug 16, 2018 • 7 min
Anita Houck preaches for the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, reflecting on Woman Wisdom’s daily invitation to her feast. Anita Houck is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana, where she has served as…
August 15, 2018: Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary
Aug 14, 2018 • 7 min
Kochurani Abraham preaches for the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary, offering a reflection on the “liberative significance” of the feast day for women today. Kochurani Abraham is a feminist theologian, gender researcher and trainer from Kerala, India.…
August 12, 2018: Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Aug 10, 2018 • 9 min
Mary Lou Bozza preaches for the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, offering a reflection on the recognizing the daily bread that God sets before us and calls us to share with one another. Mary Lou is currently the Director of Development at Haley House,…
August 5, 2018: Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Aug 6, 2018 • 5 min
Preaching for the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Tessa Pulaski offers a reflection that brings a serigraph by Corita Kent, which features a quote from Dan Berrigan, SJ, into conversation with the readings of the day. Tessa graduated from Georgetown…
July 29, 2019: Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jul 31, 2018 • 8 min
Chantal Afou Bengaly preaches for the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, offering a reflection on generosity: “It is too easy to lament the condition of the world and, like the disciples, feel overwhelmed. Jesus says, ‘just bring me what you have and…
July 22, 2018: Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jul 20, 2018 • 6 min
Samantha Lin preaches for the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, offering a reflection on community and unity. Samantha Lin earned her bachelor’s degree in Foreign Service from the Georgetown University in 2014. In 2012, Samantha studied in Amman, Jordan…
Feast of St. Mary of Magdala (St. Mary Magdalene)
Jul 17, 2018 • 9 min
Colleen Griffith preaches for the Feast of St. Mary of Magdala, offering a prayerful meditation addressed to Mary herself: Dr. Colleen M. Griffith is Professor of the Practice of Theology at Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry where she…
July 15, 2018: Fifteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time
Jul 12, 2018 • 7 min
Preaching from Nairobi, Kenya, Heidi Cerneka offers a reflection on missionary discipleship for the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary time. Heidi Cerneka has lived in Latin America for over 20 years, and is currently living in Nairobi, Kenya, working with…
July 8, 2018: Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jul 5, 2018 • 7 min
Sallie Latkovich, CSJ preaches for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary time, offering a reflection on our baptismal call to be prophets in the world. Sallie is a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph, and holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree from the…
July 1, 2018: Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jun 28, 2018 • 7 min
Sr. Gabriella Bottani preaches for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary time, offering a reflection on Jesus’ invitation to “arise” and stand up for justice. Sr. Gabriella has been the International Coordinator of Talitha Kum, the Worldwide Network of…
June 24, 2018: Solemnity of the Nativity of John the Baptist
Jun 21, 2018 • 7 min
Elizabeth Mueller Stewart preaches for the Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, offering a reflection on speaking our truth, especially from a woman’s perspective. Elizabeth Mueller Stewart, a St. Louis native, graduated from Cor Jesu…
June 17, 2018: Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jun 13, 2018 • 6 min
Alyssa Pasternak Post preaches for the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary time, offering a reflection encouraging us to be “courageous” in this already-but-not-yet time of God’s reign. Alyssa Pasternak Post earned her bachelors degree in Theology from Wheeling…
June 10, 2018: Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jun 5, 2018 • 6 min
Alison M. Benders preaches for the Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, offering a reflection that challenges us to engage in the work of the Turbulent Spirit: “The Holy Spirit’s work cannot be reduced to comfort and consolation. Rather, the work of the Spirit…
June 3, 2018: Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ
May 29, 2018 • 9 min
Preaching for the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, Jeannine Hill Fletcher offers a reflection on how we might truly venerate the Blood of Christ in today’s troubled and violent world. Jeannine Hill Fletcher is Professor of Theology at Fordham…
May 27, 2018: Trinity Sunday
May 24, 2018 • 7 min
Linda Hogan preaches for Trinity Sunday offering a reflection on the Church’s commission to ‘into all the world and make disciples of all nations’ in today’s diverse world. Linda Hogan - Professor of Ecumenics at Trinity College Dublin - is an ethicist…
May 20th, 2018: Pentecost
May 18, 2018 • 8 min
Deb Organ Preaches for Pentecost Sunday, offering a reflection on how — with the help of the Holy Spirit — we can move beyond division and fear. Deb is currently the Pastoral Associate and Mental Health Clinician at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in…
May 13, 2018: Solemnity of the Ascension
May 11, 2018 • 8 min
Elizabeth Ngami preaches for the Ascension, offering a reflection on Jesus’ instruction to “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” Elizabeth Ngami is Programmes Officer for Kenya Christian Professional Forum, where she works…
May 6, 2018: Sixth Sunday in Easter
May 4, 2018 • 7 min
Sophia Park, SNJM preaches for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, offering a reflection the paradox of “remaining in love.” Jung Eun Sophia Park, SNJM, is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy at Holy Names University in Oakland, California.…
April 29, 2018: Fifth Sunday of Easter
Apr 27, 2018 • 9 min
Karen Murphy preaches for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, offering a reflection on the act of “divine pruning.” Karen Murphy has a BA in Theology from the University of Scranton (a Jesuit university), and an MA in Theological Research, Christian Spirituality…