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On this episode of Preach, Kayla August, our first woman preacher on the show, shares with host Ricardo da Silva, S.J., her passion for preaching and the unique gifts and insights of lay preachers in the church.
A child sits against a wall and covers his face with his hands (iStock)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Arthur McCaffrey
Revelations about sexual abuse in the Southern Baptist Conference underscore the fact that the modern corporate institution, whether religious or secular, can enable and conceal such abuse.
A Black mother holds her infant child. (iStock/Goodboy Picture Company)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Mary Haddad
Maternal mortality has reached alarming levels in the U.S., especially in the Black community. The Catholic Health Association strongly supports a package of laws to better care for mothers and infants.
a photo of the new barbie with down syndrome and a photo of the author smiling next to her 13-year-old daughter who has down syndrome and her sister, who is in her 40s, who also has down syndrome
FaithFaith in Focus
Elizabeth Newton
My sister, who has Down syndrome, never had dolls that looked like her growing up. Today, my kids can play with a Barbie who has Down syndrome, which allows all children to welcome people with disabilities.
a statue of mary with baby jesus in front of a blue background
FaithFaith in Focus
Colleen Dulle
My relationship with Mary is complicated. I couldn't see the appeal of Marian devotion until I had a baby and understood how she embodies the life-giving sacrifice of motherhood.
Arts & CultureBooks
Lindsay Schlegel
The writing of Brian Doyle, who died in 2017, hummed with an undercurrent that honors children and invites the reader to adopt their posture of innocence.