Las parroquias celebran a Santa Febe con eventos educativos

We’re delighted to share that based on the reports parishes and schools have been submitting, an estimated 38,000 people have participated in Phoebe Day celebrations! One of the many ways parishes have celebrated St. Phoebe in September is to organize educational events to raise awareness of women’s ministerial roles at the beginning of Christianity – […]

Mujeres de la Iglesia: llenas del Espíritu, dinámicas e inspiradoras

DD staff were delighted to participate in the recent Women of the Church national conference in Collegeville, MN. We are grateful to conference organizers Meg Payne Nelson, Kelley Deshler, Donelle Poling, and Angela Dimler who worked behind the scenes for over a year to prepare a Spirit-filled, lively, and inspiring event. Heidi Schlumpf, Executive Editor of NCR […]

Líderes ministeriales indígenas son recibidas por el Papa Francisco

We’re delighted to share with you the extraordinary news that Pope Francis received three prophetic indigenous women ministry leaders from the Amazon in a historic meeting at the Apostolic Palace Library last Thursday, June 1.  Franciscan Sr. Laura Vicuña Pereira Manso (Brazil), Patricia Gualinga (Ecuador), and Yesica Patiachi (Peru) journeyed to Rome for a private […]

Madres e hijas transitan el futuro de la fe

Ellie Hidalgo’s remarks on receiving the Ignatian Solidarity Network’s Robert M. Holstein Faith Doing Justice Award in NYC on May 10, 2023 Thank you Colleen [Dunne] for your wonderful introduction. Many thanks to Chris Kerr and Kelly Swan and the team at Ignatian Solidarity Network for lifting up the work of Discerning Deacons from the […]

Desarrollando los Dones de las Mujeres

Discerning Deacons presented the workshop “Unleashing the Gifts of Women for a Synodal Church” at the annual Los Angeles Religious Education Congress in partnership with LA Synod Coordinator Karen Luna. Karen brilliantly highlighted how women are playing pivotal leadership roles in the ministry of facilitating and animating synodal, listening conversations in parishes worldwide! During our February 25th […]

La predicación de las mujeres completa la voz de Dios

One of my favorite Scripture readings is the encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well. After she receives the promise of living water from Jesus, she is so taken with this encounter that she immediately walks about her community sharing her testimony. Her evangelizing impact is immediate, and Scripture tells us that many […]

Testimonios para quienes anhelan una palabra de esperanza

We are called to testify. We are called to testify to the greatness of God, to the vastness of this remarkable universe, to the grace that compels us to keep moving ever so slowly towards God’s vision of justice, peace, righteousness. Dr. Yolanda Scott Brown In this week’s newsletter we congratulate Discerning Deacons collaborator Dr. Yolanda […]

Preparándonos para la gracia inesperada de Dios 

This Advent season, as we prepare our hearts and minds for unexpected grace – God’s presence breaking into our lives in a new way — we’re delighted to offer several opportunities to engage in prayer, learning, and spiritual conversations as the People of God move into the continental stage of the global synod. We also […]

Recordando a una gran figura diaconal, mi querida amiga Rita Chairez

It’s All Souls Day and each of us carry in our hearts loved ones whose lives and memories we cherish. My own heart aches to have recently lost a dear friend, community leader and Dolores Mission ministry colleague, Rita Chairez. She passed away October 18 at 62. Mamá Rita, as she was affectionately known by incarcerated people, […]

Taller de la Familia Ignaciana: Arraigadas y Renovadas

We’ve just returned from a dynamic 25th Anniversary Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Washington, DC, October 22-24. The event drew some 2,000 students and campus ministers from more than 55 high schools and 25 colleges, in addition to laity, religious and clergy from scores of parishes and other Catholic organizations. The theme, “Rooted and Renewing”, highlights […]

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