Angie McParland is a Kentucky native who has called New England home for over a decade. She earned a B.A. in English and Religion from Centre College and and served for a year with Americorps*VISTA before earning a Master of Divinity at Vanderbilt Divinity School as well as a certificate in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality in 2007. She has worked in ministry for more than fifteen years in parish and campus settings from Nashville to Boston. She moved to Providence, RI in 2007 where she served in campus ministry at Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design until 2017. Following her time at Brown, Angie served as the Catholic Chaplain at Bentley University as well as a Pastoral Associate in parish life in the Diocese of Providence. She was a member of Call to Action’s 2019 Re/Gen cohort of young adults working for reform within the Church and is active in interfaith social justice efforts locally around issues of poverty, gun violence, and anti-racism. She currently serves as Campus Minister and Religion teacher at La Salle Academy in Providence where she lives with her husband and three young children.
What is clear is that to be a Catholic is to proclaim that bodies matter. We are not simply concerned for the state of a soul, but for the whole person, even as the world tells that women’s bodies in particular, are fragile and disposable.VIEW