Catholic Women Preach offers the theologically informed perspectives of Catholic women on the Sunday readings readings and on some feast days. Visitwww.catholicwomenpreach.org to view preaching videos, to read preaching texts, and to learn more about the preachers.
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 Academy in 2006. In 2009, after living in El Salvador with the Casa de la Solidaridad program (Santa Clara University), she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice & Peace Studies at Marquette University. Following undergrad, she joined Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest for a year in Washington. In 2014, she graduated with a Master of Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley. Beth is currently the Director of Service Learning at a Catholic high school in the Bay Area.
Visit www.catholicwomenpreach.org/preaching/0242018 to learn more about Elizabeth, see her preaching video, and read her text.
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 Jesuit University and her Masters in Theological Studies from the University of Dayton. Post-college Alyssa served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps at WomenRising in Jersey City, New Jersey, followed by a few years as a theology teacher at St. Dominic Academy in Jersey City and later at Archbishop Alter High School in Dayton, Ohio. She also facilitated theology courses on the subjects of morality, prayer and Catholic social teaching for The Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation at the University of Dayton.
Visit www.catholicwomenpreach.org/preaching/06172018 to learn more about Alyssa, and to see her preaching video and text.
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 is turbulent. The Turbulent Spirit upends our distorted priorities through the protests of the poor."
Alison M. Benders, J.D., Ph.D., serves as Associate Dean and Senior Lecturer at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University. Alison earned her B.A. in Philosophy at Yale University, her J.D. at the University of Virginia, and her Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Boston College.
Visit www.catholicwomenpreach.org/preaching/06102018 to learn more about Alison, and to see her preaching video and text.
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 University, Bronx NY, and board member of the grassroots social justice organization, the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition. Her most recent book is entitled, The Sin of White Supremacy: Christianity, Racism and Religious Diversity in America (Orbis, 2017).
Visit www.catholicwomenpreach.org/preaching/06032018 to learn more about Jeannine, watch her preaching video and read the text.
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 with experience in research and teaching in pluralist and multi-religious contexts. Her primary research interests lie in the fields of inter-cultural and inter-religious ethics, social and political ethics, human rights and gender.
Visit www.catholicwomenpreach.org/preaching/05272018 to see Linda'spreaching video, read the text, and learn more about her.
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 Minneapolis, MN and teaches Theology and coordinates Masters level ministry formation at St. Catherine University in St. Paul MN. She also is part of the teaching team, offering a systematics theology course, for the Spanish Pastoral Ministry Certificate Program at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul MN.
Visit www.catholicwomenpreach.org/preaching/05202018 to see Deb's preaching video, read the text, and learn more about her.
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 with church bodies representing Catholics, Evangelicals, Methodists, Presbyterians, and Anglicans. She is committed to humanitarian service delivery for social impact and social justice of all members of the society. She is a member of St. Paul's Catholic University Chapel, where she is also a lector.
Visit www.catholicwomenpreach.org/preaching/05132018 to see Elizabeth's preaching video, read the text, and learn more about her.
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. She earned a PhD in Christian Spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. Along with teaching undergraduate students, she serves as a spiritual director with those who experience immigration and dislocation, as well as those who are exploring new ways of crossing cultural spirituality. As a scholar, spiritual director, a person of hybrid cultures, and a Holy Names sister, her publications embrace a wide spectrum.
visit www.catholicwomenpreach.org/preaching/05062018 to view Sophia's preaching video and read the transcript.
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 from Andover Newton Theological School. Her thesis was on the Eucharistic Theology of St. Catherine of Siena, whose feast day is celebrated today on the 5th Sunday of Easter. St. Catherine teaches that we can only ever love God as much as we love one another. In this spirit, Karen envisions a church in which all who hunger for grace through the sacraments are received, welcomed, and cherished – ensuring in effect that God is received, welcomed, and cherished.
visit http://catholicwomenpreach.org/preaching/04292018 to see Karen's preaching video and to read the text.