Sr. Lydia Timkova has committed to regular trips across Ukraine to shepherd food and medical supplies to civilians living near the Russian front. Twice in 2023, Timkova has journeyed to where battles are raging.
Simply Spirit: More than 420 Catholics from all over the world gathered in an online event to celebrate Ludmila Javorova, who courageously served the underground church in communist Czechoslovakia as an ordained priest.
Simply Spirit: On her feast day, I want to reflect on something St. Mary of Magdala might find puzzling: What is the big deal about recognizing women's leadership in today's Catholic faith communities?
Georgetown's Berkley Center co-hosted a conversation on missionary dynamics in the Amazon — encounters that have 'great significance for the people involved at the front-line level, but also for the entire planet.'
Simply Spirit: The Vatican's recent instruction on parishes restates a male-celibate-priest-controlled vision that is already moribund. St. Paul reminds us of a better way of mutuality in ministry: the example of Aquila and Prisca.