Jocelyn A. Sideco is a retreat leader, spiritual director and innovative minister who specializes in mission-centered ministry. She writes for NCR's Young Voices blog. Visit her online ecumenical ministry, In Good Company, at

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Valuing human dignity creates tension for Catholics

Young Voices: Wouldn't it be great if we in the pews would be trusted enough to be seen and heard within liturgy and therefore within our community? I'm challenging myself to see others better. 


As I hear Jesus' call to love, my hypocritical acts begin to plague me

Young Voices: Jesus gently calls us to behave in ways that are pleasing to God and one another right now. He is not trying to shame me, but I am never excluded from his instruction.


Indianapolis school inspires Catholic, Jesuit pride

Young Voices: Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School's act of bravery has captured my mind, heart and imagination.


Praying through Easter with Vanier, Evans and Gates

The lives of Jean Vanier, Rachel Held Evans and Melinda Gates are helping me love others and inviting me into a thoughtfulness that moves into action.