What Is the Role of Women in Today's New Evangelization?

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I was honored this week to have an article published by Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs.  The piece, entitled “The Blogosphere as Mission Field: Catholic Women on the Web Transform What Women’s Leadership Means” ran Monday in the Berkley Forum.

To give you a flavor of my comments, here is a small sampling:

Collaboration, a service orientation and the willingness to walk alongside others are each critical elements of building an online presence in today’s wired world. The social media have forever changed one-dimensional forms of communication into a dialogue that is ever shifting and evolving. Catholic women around the world comprehend that these same elements can and must be applied effectively to the New Evangelization. They are rising up in record numbers and claiming their unique and worthy role and sharing their voices with impact.  

Included in the article are comments from several remarkable women:

  • Jennifer Fulwiler
  • Elizabeth Scalia
  • Sister Margaret Kerry, FSP
  • Kelly Wahlquist
  • Pat Gohn
  • Sister Anne Flanagan, F.S.P.

When people ask me what I “do” and who I work with, I may just begin handing them this article. What a blessing!

Read the full article here.


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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