Scripture for Life: When we ask what these readings say to us today, we might take Jesus' opening line in combination with a phrase from the Letter to the Hebrews. Jesus said, "I have come to set the earth on fire."
NCR Connections: Pope Francis recently named three women to the Vatican's Dicastery of Bishops. But it will take a lot more to undo centuries of misogynistic oppression than the naming of three women to a Vatican office.
We say: It is clear through both words and actions that creation care is a priority of the Vatican and the leader of the Catholic Church. Yet, it continues to feel like the U.S. bishops have missed the memo.
María Lía Zervino sits down with NCR to discuss her appointment to the Vatican's Dicastery for Bishops and how local bishops can follow Pope Francis' example in giving women more substantial positions of responsibility.