An archive of Catholic Mobilizing Network's collaboration with Catholic Women Preach, an innovative project bringing the voices of Catholic women to the proclamation of the Gospel through web-based preaching and resources.
Hear the women of Catholic Mobilizing Network preach below:
April 26, 2020 | Third Sunday of Easter
By: Mary Novak, CMN Board Chair
Mary Novak offers a reflection that illuminates restorative justice practices with the story of the disciples on the road to Emmaus.
"Feeling guilty, infuriated, overwhelmed with grief: we all experience the spiritual desolation that can accompany these feelings in our world and Church today. What can we do besides turn away and run? We can walk alongside one another and listen deeply, restoratively.
As we listen in circle, when we feel the healing love of Christ in our midst, slowly, the desolation can turn, widening our perspective. We may even experience spiritual consolation, a sense that our hearts are burning as we listen to each other. From this encounter, we might even begin to trust that a way forward will emerge as it did for the disciples on the road to Emmaus"
September 15, 2019 | Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
By: Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy, CMN Executive Director
Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy preaches on Luke 15:1-32, the Return of the Prodigal Son. Her reflection explores the themes of reconciliation, forgiveness, and mercy and connects back to our Gospel call to end the death penalty and promote restorative justice.
"The story of the Prodigal Son reminds us that we are all called, in whatever ways reconciliation may be necessary in our lives -- whether we resemble the father, the elder brother, or the prodigal son himself. We are called to take one step, then another, on our journeys to recover what is lost and transform damaged relationships. Reconciling isn’t about forgetting the hurt, it’s about us finding new ways to model God’s boundless mercy."
August 27, 2017 | Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
By: Karen Clifton, CMN Founding Executive Director
In this video, Karen Clifton explores the concept of restorative justice and how connects to the Catholic faith. We are called to be a people of reconciliation and forgiveness, who seek transformative healing in the face of harm. Restorative justice is a way of living this call in our hearts and communities.