Female Leadership in Religious Academia

I like to watch trends in female hiring. I asked my brother, who is a stand-up comedian, if he thought there was anything to the fact that women are being asked to host the celebrity award shows. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the Golden Globes just before Ellen DeGeneres hosted the Oscars, all withContinue reading “Female Leadership in Religious Academia”

Gospel Reflection for March 30, 2014, 4th Sunday of Lent

Jesus gave sight to a man born blind. The Pharisees questioned the man as to who could perform this miracle. The man said he did not know, but the person capable of such things must come from God. This outraged the Pharisees. Jesus heard about this and went to the man born blind. Jesus said,Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 30, 2014, 4th Sunday of Lent”

Feminism in Faith

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8th, I wanted to promote Buzzfeed’s article Feminism in Faith: Four Women Who Are Revolutionizing Organized Religion. The article highlights four women working within their faith community to bring about change: Sara Hurwitz: the first publicly ordained Orthodox Jewish Rabba Kate Kelly: an attorney getting the issue ofContinue reading “Feminism in Faith”

What Are We Waiting For? Homily by Sister Joan Mitchell, CSJ

In the gospel of December 15, John the Baptist sends messengers, asking Jesus, “Are you the one who is to come? Or, are we to wait for another?” It’s a question for us. What are we waiting for? I wait for every day with a little contemplation. I have a rooster candle stand on ourContinue reading “What Are We Waiting For? Homily by Sister Joan Mitchell, CSJ”

Living the Gospel Today with Joan Mitchell: Fra Angelico’s The Annunciation

The second video in Sister Joan’s series “Living The Gospel Today” is about Fra Angelico’s The Annunciation.

Gospel Reflection for November 10, 2013, 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus said, “God is not God of the dead but of the living.  All are alive to God.”  Luke 20.38 In Sunday’s gospel a Sadducee poses a question to Jesus regarding the law of Moses.  The law states a man is to marry his brother’s widow if she is childless.  The Sadducee presents a caseContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 10, 2013, 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for September 8, 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus said, “Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.” Luke 14.27 Crucifixion was an excruciatingly painful and shameful form of execution, reserved for Rome’s vilest criminals and insurrectionists, cruelly calculated to deter imitators.  Jesus’ teaching to carry the cross would have shocked and rocked his listeners. Understanding that exaggerationContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for September 8, 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time”

Sunday by Sunday excerpt for July 21

“When parishes celebrate their centennials and create books to tell the history of their communities of faith, these books unfailingly feature their pastors. If the parish has a school, the history may single out its principals by name and with photos as it does the pastors. Who else such books feature is up for grabs.Continue reading “Sunday by Sunday excerpt for July 21”