Jocelyn A. Sideco

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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Words to encourage and guide, wherever you find yourself during this pandemic

In a society that places heavy burdens on many, Jesus invites us to rest

Intimacy, rituals, tears are the gifts and desire this moment brings

My father is 82 and dedicated to serving the church; here's what the church can do for him now

Racist culture and purity politics get in the way of raising my child

A Christmas pageant of a different sort

We celebrate 'thin places' where meeting occurs

Valuing human dignity creates tension for Catholics

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

Indianapolis school inspires Catholic, Jesuit pride

Praying through Easter with Vanier, Evans and Gates

California officials lead with the 'faith that does justice'

The courage of youth might motivate us

Jesus and Pope Francis: Contagious peace and joy

To follow Jesus, we must become vulnerable

To break versus to break open

Life is never normal for those of us who believe

'It's always darkest before the dawn'

Black and brown bodies among us in the body of Christ

Freedom is coming