Unheard Homilies II
Thursday July 19th, 2012
At FutureChurch’s 16th annual celebration of St. Mary of Magdala nearly 200 people gathered to witness the homilies of three inspirational Catholic women. Building on the momentum of the 2011’s Unheard Homilies, these women spoke the words they would love to preach at mass if they were invited. Adding to the beauty of the service was a chanted litany featuring the names of many women whose leadership shaped the history of our Church. Those gathered also offered in prayer the names of the women and men actively pursuing just and inclusive practices in today’s Church.
The National Catholic Reporter covered the Cleveland celebration, one of nearly 350 organized worldwide. Celebrations were held in Australia, Canada, Colombia, England, India, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, The Netherlands, The United States, Uganda, and Zambia.
Below are transcripts of each of the homilies offered. We know you will find them inspiring.
Extravagant Affections and Memory
Bringing the Kingdom to Birth: Women, Disobedience, and Submission