This week’s liturgy
FutureChurch Online Liturgies are lay-led by volunteers from the community and include opportunity for small group faith sharing. All are welcome! Join us most Sunday evenings at 7pm ET.
- From Unfathomable Grief to Unsurpassed Joy: Women of Lent and Easter with Rev. Lindsay Hardin Freeman
- Co-Creating Beauty: Queer Bodies and Queer Love with Craig Ford, Jr.
- How Americans (Don’t) Talk about Abortion with Tricia C. Bruce
- African American Readings of Paul with Lisa Marie Bowens
- Gospel Women of Advent Retreat
Today, we invite you to explore Paul as an organizer against empire; engage Catholic Social Teaching through base communities and liberation theology; and embody anti-empire organizing with the help of the Black Panthers, Fred Hampton, and the poetry of adrienne maree brown.
The Just Word This Week
Inclusive. Life-giving. Liberating.
The Just Word Commentary is a three-year project, providing life-giving, liberatory commentaries on the Catholic lectionary readings for all three years the Church has provided them (Designated Year A, Year B, and Year C). The new yearly cycle begins on the first Sunday of Advent. Right now, we are headed into Year B of the cycle, which takes its gospel readings from the book of Mark. Year A uses the book of Matthew, and Year C uses the book of Luke.
As we transition out of Year A into Year B, we want to give a huge thank you to our Year A writers for their deep thoughts and feelings. It’s not an easy thing to write from a Catholic perspective that often stands with those that the Church itself does not.
We’re so excited for our upcoming year of commentaries we have lined up, and we hope you’ll join us once again. We’d love to connect with you! Let us know your favorite entry so far or something you would love to see in Year B ahead!
By Katie Collins Scott | National Catholic Reporter
By Tom Roberts | National Catholic Reporter
By Christine Schenk, CSJ | National Catholic Reporter