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March 31, 2017

Vatican Radio

Catholic Women Preach: Raising female voices to renew Church

Philippa Hitchen

Looking for inspiration for a Holy Week or Easter homily? Searching for a woman’s perspective on these central events of our Christian faith? Look no further, as a group of Catholic women has launched an innovative website offering regular theological reflections on the readings of the day by leading female scholars and others engaged in many different ministries in countries around the world.

December 15, 2016

Ignatian Solidarity Network Blog

Lifting Up Women's Voices In Proclaiming the Gospel

Jocelyn Collen

At the 2016 Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ), I witnessed the culmination of over a year’s worth of planning. Right in front of me was a confirmation that Catholic Women Preach is worth every single hour that our steering committee has invested in our dream. We have not created this project for us, but for the entire Church. We are committed to preaching the Gospel as widely as possible.

December 8, 2016

Global Sisters Report

Q & A with Jamie Phelps, sharing the gift of preaching

Dawn Araujo-Hawkins

Last month, FutureChurch launched Catholic Women Preach, a project aimed at highlighting the voices of Catholic women preachers around the world. Dominican Sr. Jamie Phelps, a theologian and social worker who kicked off the project's Advent series, talked to Global Sisters Report about the importance of women theologians for the church and the world.

November 18, 2016

Ignatian Solidarity Network Blog

Catholic Women Preach: An Interview with Betty Anne Donnelly

ISN Staff

Betty Anne Donnelly is a member of the Catholic Women Preach steering committee, serving as Preacher Coordinator. She is a former Maryknoll Lay Missioner, and has served on several boards, including Jesuit Volunteers International and Bread for the World, and is a current member of the Ignatian Solidarity Network Board of Directors. Donnelly presented a breakout session at the 2016 Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice with Jocelyn Collen, fellow CWP steering committee member, entitled “Lifting Up Women’s Voices in Proclaiming the Gospel.” ISN spoke with Donnelly about the ways in Catholic Women Preach hopes to give voice to women theologians.

October 27, 2016

America Magazine

Want to see Catholic women preach? Soon you’ll be able to.

Michael O'Loughlin

One of the more intriguing questions Pope Francis prompted earlier this year when he announced that a Vatican commission would study whether the early church had women deacons was: How would Catholics react to women preaching? Some Catholic women hope to find out. A new website called Catholic Women Preach will publish videos showing just that, Catholic women preaching. The reflections will draw from the church’s weekly readings. The women backing the project say they hope the videos will help Catholics deepen their faith and become more comfortable with the idea of women preaching.