Inspiring Catholics

Zachary Johnson

Minneapolis, MN

Zachary (“Zach”) Johnson begins work as Call To Action’s Executive Director on March 27. Vision Council member Debra Nell Brittenum says

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Joe Kruse

Minneapolis, MN

Joe Kruse, a member of the keynote panel at Call To Action’s Conference in Albuquerque, is one of the founding members of the Minneapolis

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Pat McSweeney

Taunton, MA

“Once my eyes were opened, I was really changed.” Inspiring Catholics come in all ages, all colors and genders.  But

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Jen O’Malley

Long Beach, CA

Jen O’Malley is a Roman Catholic Womanpriest, chapter leader of CTA Los Angeles, and has been involved with Call To

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Ish Ruiz

San Francisco, CA

In this Season of Easter, we are called to set our eyes on the Risen Christ and to reflect on the transformational journey Christ calls us to. By bringing the memory of our past and the hopes for our future to the Risen Christ, we can experience the fullness of life made possible through Jesus’ and our Resurrection.

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Nick Stevens

St. Louis, MO

"I fully believe that I was made in God’s image, that God has always known that I am transgender, and that my decision to transition is me growing into who God made me to be."

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Ruth Kolpack

Beloit, WI

"Ruth played more than just a role there. She was the foundation of all activity at St. Thomas... She's the heart and soul behind everything that goes on."

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Margie Winters

Philadelphia, PA

"We hope that the suffering we experienced brings an opportunity to engage in conversation and dialogue with the Church. We desire a place at the table in this Church that we so deeply love and in which we desire to be of service."

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Sr. Vivian

Chicago, IL

Ultimately, Sr. Vivian - and those in the pews - know the Church will be better off for fully including women's "thinking and experience." Male clergy would "profit," she says, by the gifts, talents, and experiences women would bring to the Church. Women are often still seen as a threat, but this can change (and is changing!).

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Sarah Amalia Holst

Duluth, MN

One night in her painting studio, during her senior year of college, Sarah learned about the Roman Catholic Womenpriests. A friend was doing his theology capstone paper on Mary Magdelene and ran across the RCWP website. Sarah remembers crying with her friend and hoping that someday they could together share the priesthood.

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