On pilgrimage to grow in freedom, love and service

This week I’m traveling with a group of leaders from Dolores Mission Church and School community to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. We will be joining a larger group of women and priests from Discerning Deacons and from Latin America, and our journey will help us to deepen our faith […]

Giving thanks for the gifts of Ignatian Spirituality

For over 500 years, women have found joy in receiving and sharing the gifts of Ignatian spirituality and have found ways to be deeply involved in Ignatian mission in the world today. As we approach the Feast of St. Ignatius and the end of the Ignatian Year which marks 500 years since Ignatius’ conversion experience, […]

Women Deacons and the Australian Plenary Council

After a crisis, there is a new vision. We have come to a turning point in Australia, and there is no going back. The Australian Plenary Council, the highest form of decision-making assembly in our Church, could have been a simple exercise in passing motions that had been discerned after years of Spirit-led consultation. But […]

Women as Deacons: A Return to the Sources

As a high school theology teacher, I field a lot of questions —and anger— about the sacraments and the “rules” (both real and perceived) that surround them. Instead of focusing our energy on what the sacraments can’t do, however, I try to refocus my students on areas of growth that the church does see as […]