Jamie L. Manson is a columnist and books editor at the National Catholic Reporter. She is editor of Changing the Questions: Explorations in Christian Ethics, a collection of writings by Margaret Farley. Her writing has won numerous awards, and her activism on behalf of women in the church led her to receive the Theresa Kane Award for Women of Courage and Vision.

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Young intentional community is 'promise of Vatican II' realized

Grace on the Margins: In less than four years, Benincasa Community has turned a former convent into a home for progressive Catholics, activists and those in need. They have developed a Catholic lay formation program and have attracted dozens of New York City's millennials to their monthly prayer service and luncheon. But their future may be in jeopardy.


At Benincasa community, a new model for religious life unfolds

Grace on the Margins: Progressive young adults who feel deeply connected to what they understand is best about their Catholic faith are creating new communities of faith. Karen Gargamelli is one of them.


New generation emerges at CTSA convention, as theologians play long game

Grace at the Margins: It's rare that a paper at an academic conference is received like a hit song at a rock concert. But such was the case at the Catholic Theological Society of America's 74th annual convention.


Why does Francis' passion for justice and unity stop short of women?

Grace on the Margins: Throughout his papacy, Francis has called the church to be courageous and open, rather than "a relic of the past." Yet he is making desperately-needed progress on the status of women wholly dependent on an ancient precedent.