Simply Spirit: I've been attending various film festivals in the U.S. and Canada in support of the award-winning documentary Radical Grace. I am one of three sisters the film tracks.
Simply Spirit: Regarding divorced and remarried Catholics, if the church doesn't help people connect with God, what's the point?
Simply Spirit: Four women panelists at the Women’s Ordination Worldwide 2015 conference shared stories of injustice perpetrated by institutional Catholicism, but also "of wrongs righted, lives restored, and hope infused."
Simply Spirit: In our U.S. church, female ministers and lay leaders probably outnumber priests by at least 10 to one, so it’s disheartening that none were included in prayer services.
Simply Spirit: When Francis comes to the U.S., hopefully he will listen to faithful Catholics in New York and Philadelphia fighting to save parishes that provide hope and stability.
Simply Spirit: A friend sent me this story about her five-year-old daughter Olive. For kindergarten homework, Olive was assigned to draw pictures of things that begin with the letter "G."
Simply Spirit: Francis is a combination of prophet and shrewd administrator, characteristics seldom seen in one person -- let alone in one pope.
Simply Spirit: Today, I honor Notre Dame Sr. Mary Louise Trivison, whose wake service and funeral were celebrated in Chardon, Ohio, last week.
Simply Spirit: What does closing a vital, solvent parish do to believers who have journeyed together over many years in good times and in bad?
Simply Spirit: Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church witnessed that love is stronger than death, that God's love is greater than human hatred.