Perspective

Dolores Leckey bridged the laity-hierarchy gap

For more than 35 years, Dolores Leckey lectured and wrote on lay spirituality, mining the treasures of the Catholic tradition and revitalizing them for the contemporary world. She crafted her work to be accessible and drew on her own sources of encouragement — Scripture, literature, poetry, theology and personal experience. 

Perspective

Jill Ker Conway pioneered opportunities for women's education

Jill Ker Conway, historian and memoirist who served as Smith College's first woman president, created an environment in academia in which women could flourish and find their own vocations.

Book Review

Looking back on the life of Br. Steindl-Rast

Book Review: As a universal phenomenon, accessible to young and old, gratefulness connects each person to all living things and helps one to live in the present and face life with trust and joy. For Benedictine Br. David Steindl-Rast, gratefulness is a prelude to happiness, not vice versa. 

Perspective

Rosemary Haughton's contributions to Catholicism deserve rediscovery

Witnesses. Forbearers. Pioneers. We forget them at our peril. We tend to remember those who fit neatly into some category, those who can be simply classified. Women of insight and originality are not so easily accommodated.

Book Review

Faith in the streets

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