The Rev. Alvan I. Amadi is the administrator of St. Mary Parish in Algoma, Wisc., in the Diocese of Green Bay. From 2014 to 2018, he served as the director of Worship and Liturgical Formation at St. Francis de Sales Seminary in Milwaukee.

Faith Short Take
Alvan I. AmadiJuly 16, 2019
Three years ago, Pope Francis elevated the memorial of St. Mary Magdalene, on July 22, to a feast day. To help better appreciate the gifts that women bring to the church, it is time to further elevate the feast day to a solemnity.