“I Can’t Breathe Because God Can’t Breathe” by Sr Anne Arabome

This insightful and challenging article by CWS member Sr Anne Arabome was published in NCR on June 20, 2020: To breathe or to take a breath is the clearest sign of life. In my previous ministry as a hospital chaplain, I had the privilege of appreciating more deeply the importance of breathing. It is


In Praise of Not Knowing

Article from CWS member Jennifer Reek, originally published on The Sacred Heart University website. 6th February 2020. In his December column ‘Apologies, Apologies, More Apologies,’ my fellow blog contributor Myroslaw Tataryn challenges clerical certainty. “The human mind can never fully fathom the divine,” he writes. “Yet, somehow, over the centuries, the Church has forgotten


“NO!” – Political Christianity and the Social Responsibilities of Theologians

In July 2019 the Diocese of Dubrovnik in Croatia organised a Theology Summer School on the theme of "Theology and Plurality". They invited four tutors to give lectures and run workshops during the week—Professor Željko Tanjić of the University of Zagreb, Professor Carmelo Dotolo of the Pontifical University Urbaniana in Rome, Professor Pantelis Kalaitzidis


This Is Not Fine

Article from CWS member Jennifer Reek, originally published on the Sacred Hearts University website. 27th June 2019 There is a meme called “This Is Fine” that is so right for our cultural moment it is constantly reworked, reposted, revisioned, reanimated—gone viral, as they say. Begun as a comic by K.C. Green titled “The Pills Aren’t Working”


Women’s Leadership in the Church: Increasing but Incomplete

CWS member Katie Lacz responds to a recent  piece by Pia de Solenni in America magazine about women deacons and women in Church leadership. 24th June 2019 A recent article about what the conversation about women in the diaconate “gets wrong” about Catholic women in leadership, while it rightfully lifts up and celebrates lay


With Gratitude to my Spam Filter

Blog post from CWS member Mary Pezzulo, originally published on Patheos.com 14th June 2019 We’ve been talking about sexual abuse and harassment in the Church for quite some time now; we’ve also been discussing modesty on and off. Interestingly enough, I just yesterday found out that my Disqus spam filter randomly decided on a few words that it


Why does Francis’ passion for justice and unity stop short of women?

Article from CWS member and NCR journalist, Jamie Manson, originally published on ncronline.org 13th May 2019 In June 2016, just after Pope Francis announced he would create a commission for the study of the history of women deacons in the Catholic Church, he joked to journalists, "When you want something not to be resolved, make

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