Mary M. Foley discusses the four years she spent as a pastoral life coordinator in a Midwest parish. Drawing on her article, "Exceptional Pastoring," from the March 9 issue of America, Foley details the responsibilities of a lay leader charged with leading a parish, and the growing pains that can ensue when a woman takes on a role traditionally held by an ordained man.
Archive for February 25th 2009
James R. Kelly of Fordham University anaylzes the radical roots of the abortion movement, looking back at the days when peace activists like Tom Cornell and Gordon Zahn sought to link their anti-war activities with the fight against legalized abortion. With the advent of a new Democratic adminitration, Kelly argues now is the time for the pro-life movement to recover that consistent ethic of life. Read Kelly's article from the February 16 issue of America, "Finding Renewal."