Catholic Women Preach

Catholic Women Preach

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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.
September 23, 2018: Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sep 22 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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…