Music for Mary

Posted on 10. Dec, 2020 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Feminism/Women in the Church, Liturgy, Music, Saints

Mary is much celebrated at this time of year – December the 8th, when we celebrate the Immaculate Conception of Mary and Nov 21st, when we celebrate   “The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary”. Marie Dunne, a Holy Faith Sister talks about how she wrote her song Mary Temple of the Lord for the […]

Women in the Church

Posted on 06. Aug, 2020 in Community, Feminism/Women in the Church, Vocation

“The new instruction issued on 20 July 2020 by the Congregation of the Clergy confirms the Vatican is living in a patriarchal bubble.” So says We are Church, an organisation who have long fought for ordination rights for women and for married men. They also added that,  “It is an attempt to reassert clerical male authority […]

Questioning Celibacy

Posted on 30. Jul, 2020 in Celibacy/Sexuality, Community, Feminism/Women in the Church, Sexuality, Vocation

Fr Bernárd Lynch is a Catholic priest who is gay and married. His journey has caused controversy, but in this piece from the archives he argues that he is living true to who he is. He further argues that very few priests are called to celibacy and that not many of them are living up […]

Hearing our Body’s Call

Posted on 09. Jul, 2020 in Christian Values, Community, Feminism/Women in the Church, Music Therapy, Prayer, Spiritual, Vocation

In this second part of our series from the archives with Celeste Snowber, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, she explores how we actually “bully” our bodies.  She points out that we regularly berate our bodies for not being what we think they should be, in a […]

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.