Catholic Women Preach: Raising Voices, Renewing the Church Cycle B
By: Elizabeth Donnelly and Russ Petrus
“Catholic Women Preach meets a sacred yearning to have and hear the voices of women in the church through the unique perspective of their own preaching. . . . They each have something important to teach us, and it would behoove us to listen. Just as Mary sat at the feet of Jesus, captured by his words and teaching, we too should sit at the feet of these women teachers. This book gives me hope for the future of women in the church.”—From a review in National Catholic Reporter
“A tremendous resource for the church.”—James Martin, SJ, author, Learning to Pray
“This text will accompany Catholics in prayer and reflection. It will inspire preachers and hearers of God’s word. Most important, it will remind us all that women’s voices have been at the heart of the Christian message since Mary Magdalene first witnessed the empty tomb on Easter morning.” —Natalia Imperatori-Lee, author, Cúentame: Narrative in the Ecclesial Present
The second of three volumes from the Catholic Women Preach project of FutureChurch offers homilies for each Sunday and holy days of the liturgical year by Catholic women from around the world. The first volume for Cycle A received awards for best book on Liturgy from both the Association of Catholic Publishers and the Catholic Media Association.
Elizabeth A. Donnelly, preacher coordinator for Catholic Women Preach (catholicwomenpreach.org), is a frequent speaker and writer on Catholic affairs. A former Maryknoll lay missioner in Lima, Peru, she earned an MTS from Harvard Divinity School and has served on several boards, including those of Jesuit Volunteers International, Bread for the World, and the Ignatian Solidarity Network.
Russ Petrus serves as co-director for FutureChurch, which sponsors the Catholic Women Preach project. He holds an MDiv from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology and the School of Theology and Ministry, Boston College, where he focused on liturgy and catechesis.