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What’s in a Pronoun?

So I have one little suggestion to end the misogyny, sexual abuse, harassment, and predation that plagues humanity. STOP CALLING God “HE” and “HIM” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mary Daly, feminist theologian at Boston College, once quipped, “If God is male, then the male is God.” Beyond God the Father (Beacon, 1973) Every time we give gender attribution to […]

Look in the Mirror!

(Haven’t posted for awhile. Trying to juggle grandparenting, work, pursuing a Masters in Theology and help a friend get a book published. In my feminist theology course I was asked to develop my personal theology. Well here it is…) A Theology of Reflection The most profound theological insight I have ever been received was from […]

Holy Thursday Reverie

Carrie Fernandez’s blog, WOMEN ENTER BOLDLY: THE TORN VEIL & DIRECT ACCESS TO GOD,  in the Junia Project, got me to thinking about something that happened to me back in the 80’s that literally changed my life and perspective on things.  My daughters were very young and we were attending our parish’s Holy Thursday Liturgy as […]

On Papal Shoes Dropping and Papal Language Flopping

Whether it’s red or not, the other papal shoe has dropped. With all the hoopla over Francis’s visit to the US and his calls for economic and environmental justice he still promulgates and perpetuates the supreme injustice of sexism and inequality for women. (He might just want to think about how the latter is in […]

Dys-Functionalism

func·tion·al·ism ˈfəNG(k)SH(ə)nlˌizəm/ noun 1. belief in or stress on the practical application of a thing, in particular. (in the arts) the doctrine that the design of an object should be determined solely by its function, rather than by aesthetic considerations, and that anything practically designed will be inherently beautiful. noun: functionalism (in the social sciences) […]

The Breath of Jesus

The following is a reflection I gave this past Sunday at an beautiful service that was created by celebrant Maryann Crilly. It should be noted that the Gospel for the Orthodox Easter afternoon liturgy is the same as the one proclaimed in the Western Church for the Second Sunday of Easter or Divine Mercy Sunday. […]

Value Yourself

Mika Brzezinski, author of the 2011 bestseller “Knowing Your Value,” is launching a new venture this year — a series of day-long interactive conferences for women in Philadelphia, Washington, Chicago, Boston and Orlando, in which she will offer tangible, useful, hands-on advice to women about knowing their value in the workplace and communicating it effectively. […]