The Season of Giving “Thanks” is giving way to the Season of Giving Gifts. I wrote this reflection during this time last year upon the realization of the “gift” we all have been given. A Reflection of Gratitude and Inclusion The alternative interpretation, of Eucharist as a Sacred Meal, takes all the meals which Jesus shared with […]

(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 […]

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 […]

Here’s some wondrous musings for the new year… But will they make a lasting difference? Only time will tell. After all:  Wise women were ALWAYS there! Throughout the Christmas season, friends occasionally send me cards, cups and other assorted tchotchkes praising the “three Wise Women.” You have probably seen them: “Three Wise Women would have […]

The inevitable question for women: To stay or go? Heidi Schlumpf  |  Dec. 3, 2015 The question inevitably comes up at any gathering about women and the church: To stay or go? The theme at a recent two-day conference at Loyola University Chicago on women and the church since Vatican II put the question front […]

Not from me.  It’s from the USC Annenberg Religion Dispatches: THE SURPRISING ORIGINS OF (AND PROBLEM WITH) THE VATICAN’S VIEW OF SEX AND GENDER And it’s the most comprehensive explanation of the problem I have ever seen. Sister Barbara Fiand explained the unjust notion and social and theological implications of  males as “begotten” and females as “misbegotten” […]

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 […]