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Catholic Women Preach: Raising Voices, Renewing the Church Book Launch

December 07, 2022 @ 6:00 PM CT - December 07, 2022 @ 8:00 PM CT


Elizabeth A. Donnelly, (Preacher Coordinator) is a frequent speaker and writer on Catholic affairs. She has served on several boards, including those of Jesuit Volunteers International, Maryknoll Lay Missioners, Bread for the World, and the Ignatian Solidarity Network.


Russ Petrus serves as Co-Director of FutureChurch, which sponsors the “Catholic Women Preach” project. He holds an M.Div from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology and the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College, where he focused on liturgics and catechesis.

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Catholic Women Preach: Raising Voices, Renewing the Church

As you listen with the ear of your heart to the wisdom of women, may you, too, be emboldened to preach the word with persistence at all times and in all ways.

—Barbara E. Reid, OP, from the foreword


This volume emerges from a groundbreaking project, “Catholic Women Preach,” which for the past six years has offered online video reflections on the Sunday liturgical readings (and other feast days) by a host of gifted Catholic women from around the world. Altogether, the contributors to this project represent an extraordinary range of voices—religious and lay, scholars, activists, and pastoral leaders of every age and ethnicity. This first volume covers Cycle A of the liturgical calendar, offering an invaluable resource for weekly meditation, an inspiration for homilists, and an aid to enriching the church with diverse voices and experiences.



Sr. Barbara Reid, OP, PhD,  President, Catholic Theological Union
Kimberly Lymore, DMin, Director, Augustus Tolton Scholarship Program, Catholic Theological Union
C. Vanessa White, DMin, Associate Professor of Spirituality and Ministry, Catholic Theological Union
Krista Chinchilla-Patzke,  Faith Justice Campus Minister, Loyola University Chicago
Fr. Michael Trail,  Pastor, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Hyde Park, Chicago


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