Online Ceremonies

Posted on 11. Jun, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Feminism/Women in the Church, Liturgy

In this second part with Patricia Higgins, a One Spirit Interfaith Minister, we look at her work hosting services during the lockdown. A lot of her training for the One Spirit Interfaith Ministry was done online, so she felt that it gave her a certain advantage in terms of being adaptable during Covid-19. She says […]

The Woman with a Haemmorhage

Posted on 21. May, 2020 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Feminism/Women in the Church, Health

As we come to the end of Eastertide, we play the last in our series of “Women of the Cross” series. This time we are listening to the story of The woman with a haemmorhage, who reached out to connect with Jesus, by touching the hem of his cloak. She was hoping that she might be healed, but […]

Women of the Cross – Veronica

Posted on 14. May, 2020 in Christian Values, Death, Feminism/Women in the Church

We continue our “Women of the Cross” series. This time we are listening to the story of Veronica who was moved by the sight of Christ carrying his cross to Golgotha, gave him her kerchief to wipe his brow, after which he handed it back imprinted with the image of his face. Like the others, she is […]

The Woman at the Well

Posted on 07. May, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Faith and Justice, Feminism/Women in the Church

We continue our “Women of the Cross” series. This time we are listening to the story of The Woman at the Well and how Jesus turned her life around. Like the others, she is a woman of God, who was present in Jesus’s life; whose story is often told but not always heard. We are very […]

Mary of Bethany

Posted on 30. Apr, 2020 in Community, Feminism/Women in the Church

We continue our “Women of the Cross” series. This time we are listening to the story of Mary of Bethany, looking for her sister to help her deal with horror of death and reflecting on happier times when she was inspired to anoint the feet of Jesus.

Women of the Cross – Martha

Posted on 23. Apr, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Feminism/Women in the Church, Vocation

For Eastertide, we continue our series on Women of the Cross, this time looking at Martha, who opened her house to Jesus. Here we hear her side of the story, told in a way that brings this story to life and reminds us not to judge others.

Women of the Cross

Posted on 16. Apr, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Feminism/Women in the Church

For Eastertide, we continue our series on Women of the Cross, this time looking at the women who was brought to Jesus accused of adultery. Here we hear her side of the story, told in a way that brings this story to life and reminds us of the human instinct to accuse others before looking […]

Celebrating Eastertide

Posted on 16. Apr, 2020 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Easter, Feminism/Women in the Church, Seasons of the Church Year

Walking to Emmaus © Mary Stephen CRSS Eastertide is the period of fifty days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday. Celebrated as a single joyful feast, known as the “Great Lord’s Day”, it is one of the most exciting times in the Church, so says Luke Macnamara OSB, monk of Glenstal Abbey and lecturer in Sacred Scripture […]

Women of the Cross

Posted on 09. Apr, 2020 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Feminism/Women in the Church, Gospel Values

As we continue through Lent towards Holy Week, Good Friday and Holy Saturday we are asked not to rush, not to start preparations for the resurrection, but to wait, to understand our own powerlessness. Beginning this week and continuing through Eastertide, we will run this series looking a six prominent women who featured in the […]

Response to Querida Amazonia

Posted on 02. Apr, 2020 in Celibacy/Sexuality, Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Feminism/Women in the Church, Vocation

Querida Amazonia, Pope Francis’ official response to the Amazon Synod, demonstrates that the “Roman Catholic hierarchy lacks the courage and vision needed to address the real needs of the world and its people”, says We Are Church International, an advocate for structural change in the largest Christian denomination. In this second part of our two […]