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Jesus' Crowded Table + the Pharisee in Me

Today's Readings It’s no secret that Jesus was a friend of the outcast. His life was about radical commitment to people most in need--the...

What Does Deuteronomy say about Creation?

Land, law, and love - these are the three main themes in the Book of Deuteronomy - getting to the land, the law to stay in the land, and...

Kinship with the Earth

A few months ago, as Chicago’s short-lived spring began to give way to the sunshiny freedom of summertime, I had the opportunity to write...

Cutting Threads in a World of Gray

Today’s Readings The readings today are a mixed bag. At some points the words offer comfort and hope. At others the warn of wailing and...

When our leaders fall

Today's Readings Jessica encourages us to use our voices to stand against injustices, in light of today's first reading.

Too Much

Today's Readings Like most little kids, when I was small, I often parrotted back words and phrases that the adults in my world used...

Of Magdala: Apostle to the Apostles

I have a confession to make. I’m not proud of it, but I can’t help myself. As a feminist Catholic and theater connoisseur, I know it’s...

Inspired to Action

Today's Readings Jessica invites us to consider our sources of inspiration as we move towards action.

Straddling the Issue

Today's Readings Jessica reflects on Elijah's question in today's first reading and challenges us to make moves towards action.

Women, Earth, and Creator Spirit

Today's Readings Today we celebrate Pentecost, when the breath of the Spirit flowed through Jesus’ friends and empowered them to bring...

A Franciscan Heart for Mother Earth

I like to say I was born Catholic but raised Franciscan. My early education was at institutions sponsored by wonderful Franciscan...

Do You Love Me?

The Gospel for today is packed with such rich imagery. From Peter leaping out of the boat into the sea to run to Jesus on the shore, to...

Darkness/Light

For years, one of my favorite Advent rituals was to curate and post some version of the following on Instagram: There was something...

Why Are We Here?

Last week I took a vacation from work. I spent it immersed in reviewing years of study and sequestered in a lovely room in my school’s...

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Today's Readings We just spent a chunk of money on our lawn. We update and upgrade our various electronic devices. We spend money and...

Precious Bodies

Today's Readings Being sprinkled with blood sounds gross. Maybe I am the child of doctors, but it weirds me out. It’s not seen as...

What happened to the lilies

What happened to the lilies outside the Tomb When Easter morning was over? After witnessing the Resurrection, Did they simply fade away?...

What’s in the water you’re drinking?

In the gospel reading I’m reminded Jesus is the brazen rabble-rouser that I always forget about. “At that moment his disciples returned,...

Politics and Faith

In the aftermath of January 6 and in anticipation of potential additional protests, riots, and mobs we see calls for bipartisanship and...