Publications

Mother Loss and Delayed Grieving
Soul Work for Moms podcast; June 6, 2016
Interview about healing childhood loss through motherhood

Hidden Seeds in Laudato Si
Feminism and Religion blog, July 25, 2015
Response to the pope’s environment encyclical, exploring use of female and birth images in the text

Shades of Grey: Toward Real-Life Christian Sexual Ethics
Christian Feminism Today, ViewPoint blog; May 27, 2015
Response to a news story about sexual assault on a college campus, suggesting a more nuanced approach to Christian sexual ethics

Trusting the Path
Abbey of the Arts blog, Monk in the World series; January 2014
Guest post reflecting on the experience of being a volunteer at a food pantry

Mapping Our Births
Guiding Star Project, September 2013
Guest post discussing how to tell birth stories in a way that is uplifting and positive

Why Bother with Lent?
US Catholic magazine (blog), March 2011
Guest post discussing Lenten practices

Baptismal Faith
US Catholic magazine (blog), January 2011
Part of a series on “How do you keep faith as a woman in the church?”

A Modest Wedding Proposal
US Catholic magazine (print), November 2006
IMG_2604Critiques contemporary wedding culture and suggests ways to reclaim the spiritual meaning of wedding ceremonies.
Received an Award of Merit from the Associated Church Press in the Department category, 2006

 

A Shattered Spirit
America magazine, December 1995
Reflecting as a young mother on grieving as an adult the loss of my mother during childhood