On Faith: A Catholic woman's voice

February 3, 2017

Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy, a recent senior associate for national Catholic engagement at Bread for the World, took part in the Catholic Women Preach initiative – an innovate project designed to bring the voices of diverse Catholic women to the forefront.

Following the liturgical year, Catholic women will reflect on how the texts relate to all Catholics today with a special emphasis on the lives of women, their apostolic call, and their roles in the Church and the world.

Watch Krisanne's reflection:

CWP offers the theologically informed perspectives of Catholic women speaking on scripture and reflecting on how the scripture texts relate to all Catholics today.  Short video reflections and transcripts are easily accessible for clergy, catechists, RCIA, parish study groups, campus ministers, retreat leaders, and others in church ministry.

The Catholic Women Preach initiative sees itself as a response to Pope Francis’ call for broader and more active engagement of the baptized in the preaching mission of the Church.  

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