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Give Us This Day short videos on the lives of Oscar Romero, Dorthy Day,  Thérèse Martin, Francis of Assisi, Teresa of Calcuta, Blessed Franz Jagerstatter, etc.

Give Us This Day and The Sheen Center For Thought & Culture come together to tell the story of ordinary men and women whose extraordinary lives inspire the moral imagination and give witness to the myriad ways of holiness.

The text for these short videos is taken from Blessed Among Us by Robert Ellsberg and drawn from the acclaimed column of the same name in Give Us This Day.

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New Reflections on Gospel Traditions: the Gospel of John and the Gospel of Thomas

Elaine Pagels, | October 4, 2013

Dr. Elaine Pagels, one of the worlds foremost scholars of religion, speaks about her groundbreaking work on the Jesus of the canonical and non-canonical gospels.

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Episcopal ordination videos

Editor, Special to The Review | February 1, 2019

The episcopal ordination of Bishop Jane Kryzanowski, July 21, 2018 and the public presentation that preceded it on July 20, were video recorded.  They are now available to the public on YouTube. 

The public presentation was a panel of Bishops Marie, Nancy and Jane V.  entitled "Noisy Women" or Faithful Servants?  There are three videos – one for each of three segments of the presentation:  
    Part 1 – Why I Am Still Roman Catholic
    Part 2 – Experiencing Migration from Exile to the Living Gospel
    Part 3.-  Favourite Gospel Passage That Gives Hope

There are four videos for the ordination, each corresponding to parts of the liturgy:
    Part 1 – Liturgy of the Word
    Part 2 – Liturgy of Ordination
    Part 3 – Liturgy of Eucharist
    Part 4 – Bishop Jane's comments and blessing

To view one or all videos click here: RCWP Canada YouTube Channel

Audio - Roy Bourgeois on CBC Saskatchewan - September 16, 2016

Mary Magdelene to a discipleship of equals

Elizabeth Johnson | April 21, 2015

Video presentation by Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ at Creator  Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education beginning with Mary Magdelene and moving towards "women and men together as a discipleship of equals."

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God's Daughters: Knocking on Vatican's Door

There is a renewed interest for the role of women in the Catholic Church.  God's Daughters presents an intimate portrait of two ordained Roman Catholic women priests.  They are part of an international movement of validly ordained women who seek to serve all people, but especially those who feel marginalized by the insitution.

I just watched the video and find it realistic and convincing.

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Jane Kryzanowski, Deacon, RCWP Canada


How Does the Holy Spirit Assist the Church in Its Teaching?

Lecture by Richard Gaillardetz | January 31, 2014

According to St. Irenaeus of Lyons, the bishops are given at their ordination a charisma veritatis certum, “a sure charism of truth.” At Vatican II this was affirmed in the Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, Dei Verbum 8. In the council’s Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Lumen gentium 25 the council taught that the bishops teach “in the light of the Holy Spirit.” Yet this teaching raises a number of important questions: how exactly does the Holy Spirit assist the bishops in their teaching? Does this assistance preclude the possibility of error? How does the Spirit’s assistance to the bishops in their teaching correspond to the assistance of the Spirit given to all believers by virtue of their Spirit-given sense of the faith (sensus fidei)?

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Theresa Kane - Nun Who Confronted the Pope

In 1979, Sister Theresa Kane was serving as President of the US Leadership of the Women Religious when she was invited to publicly address Pope John Paul II during his visit to the National Shrine in Washington DC. She came before the Pope and the packed pews and said quietly: “We have heard the powerful message of our church addressing the dignity and reverence of all persons. As women, we have pondered these words." The Church, "must respond by providing the possibility of women as persons being included in all ministries.” While the Pontiff himself did not immediately respond, Sister Theresa’s words were broadcast and televised around the world. They continue to reverberate today. She says her plea was “a surprise” to the public, “but not to professional theologians or those in the sisterhood…we were looking at the role of women in the church and society and I was quite imbued in that culture.”


July 19, 2013
Presenter: Sandra M. Schneiders, I.H.M.


In this celebration of the feast day of St. Mary of Magdala,  Sr. Schneiders focuses on the Resurrection Narrative as text, emphasizing the role of Mary Magdalene in our understanding of how Jesus is encountered in post-Easter Christian life.

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry

Sandra M. Schneiders, I.H.M., is professor emerita of the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley.

Video:  "Our Mother"
Jann Aldredge-Clanton | Published on Jan 18, 2014
"Our Mother" performed by Vocal Divine, words by
Miriam Therese Winter, comes from the new CD, "HER Sacred Songs," recorded at Ebenezer/herchurch Lutheran in San Francisco.

Video:  Women in Ministry: Which Way to the Future? - Dr. Phyllis Zagano
Published on Oct 16, 2013
Dr. Phyllis Zagano, Senior Research Associate and Adjunct Professor of Religion, Hofstra University speaks at The Thomas E. Golden Jr. Center at Yale University on Women in Ministry: Which Way to the Future?

Video:  Introduction to Pink Smoke Over the Vatican Youtube - December 3, 2010

Audio:  The push for female priests in the Catholic Church - Debate   CBC Radio -  October 1, 2012 

Therese Koturbash's day job is fighting it out in court with legal aid in Dauphin, Manitoba. But she's picked a fight far more rough and tumble than she's likely to experience in court. She's part of a worldwide movement pushing for the ordination of women in the Catholic Church.

And she's just returned from Germany and the annual meeting of Women's Ordination Worldwide. The Church not only opposes the ordination of women, it considers the issue closed. But that has not deterred Therese Koturbash, who joined us this morning from Winnipeg.

Fiona O'Reilly is with Catholic Voices. It's a group based in the UK, whose members, while not speaking on behalf of Church officials, try to represent the view of the Catholic Church to the greater public. Fiona O'Reilly is in our London studio.

This segment was produced by The Current's Ellen Saenger.

Audio:  Roy Bourgeois views on the Ordination of Women    CBC Radio -  December 19, 2012

For years Roy Bourgeois mixed activism with his religion as a Roman Catholic priest. He was a vocal proponent of human rights in Latin America. Then he took up the struggle for the ordination of women. For the Vatican that was one struggle too many. Roy Bourgeois has been excommunicated and today as part of our project Line in The Sand,the Dilemmas that Define Us, we hear from Roy Bourgeois about where he drew his line.

Video:  “Surprised by the Spirit”

A talk with Bishop Marie Evans Bouclin, RCWP Canada Bishop
Special Guests: Suzanne Dunn, Jeanette Love and Monica Kilburn-Smith
 July 21, 2012

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Panel Discussion: Women's Ordination
YouTube - Nov 8, 2012

Should the Catholic Church allow women to become priests? Claremont Graduate University Professor Rosemary Radford Ruether, Jane Via of the Roman Catholic Womenpriests, and Gina Messina-Dysert, visiting assistant professor at Loyola Marymount University lead a panel discussion on women's ordination in the Catholic Church at Claremont Graduate University.

Video:  Oprah and Karen Armstrong on the 12 Steps to Compassion
Oprah Winfrey Network - December 1, 2013

Oprah sits down with best-selling author, religious expert and TED Prize winner Karen Armstrong to talk about the thread that Karen says runs through all the world's great religions: compassion.

CNWE on YouTube
Posted on YouTube September 15, 2013 by CNWE

CNWE commissioned the production of a short video that was premiered during the National Conference in Sudbury in June 2013.  The video is available on YouTube.  Let us know what you think!


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