Three Interviews with Millennial Catholic Women

Jordan Denari Duffner, an associate at Georgetown’s Bridge Initiative and the author of Finding Jesus Among Muslims: How Loving Islam Makes Me a Better Catholic appeared on Jesuitical two weeks ago to talk about her book and Catholic-Islamic dialogue. She was a panelist at last year’s How Catholics Should Respond to the Rise of the Alt-Right Millennial event.

Christine Emba, an op-ed writer for the Washington Post, appeared on last week’s Jesuitical, where she talked about her approach to writing, the #MeToo movement, and more. She recently spoke and wrote about the need to move from outrage to solidarity and policy advances.

At Crux, Charles Camosy interviewed Jessica Keating on pro-life feminism and consistently defending life:

Being a pro-life feminist is a sacrifice because it means you’re often seen as troublemaker for upsetting the established binaries-are you a conservative or a liberal? No one knows what to do with you because you support government policies that assist the vulnerable and disenfranchised, who are disproportionately women of color, and you have the audacity to demand that this basic claim to minimal care and protection under the law be extended to our most defenseless and innocent citizens.


Elizabeth Bruenig Discusses Supporting Young Families and More on Jesuitical

Millennial writer Elizabeth Bruenig was Friday’s guest on Jesuitical. She talks about her conversion, twitter, liberalism, and having kids at a relatively young age. You can listen to her interview and the full show here:

Past Millennial coverage of Jesuitical is available here. You can also subscribe and download Jesuitical on iTunes, give them feedback at jesuitical@americamedia.org, and follow them on twitter: @jesuiticalshow.



New Vatican Consultor Fr. James Martin on Holy Week and the Gospel’s Radical Message

This week, Fr. James Martin, SJ was appointed as a consultor to the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications. He was also interviewed in Vanity Fair on his social media presence in the Trump era:

Vanity Fair: Those of us in the media joke about “hot takes,” where you weigh in quickly on a topic that everyone’s talking about, but you do a legitimately good job of that. What’s your approach to covering the news?

Rev. James Martin, S.J.: People are hungry naturally for a moral perspective. That’s their conscience desiring some kind of moral compass. The Gospels are always relevant, and Jesus’s way of looking at something is my way of looking at something. There are some questions that cry out so much for a Christian perspective that, when you find them, they take off on social media.

But there are different ways of looking at the Gospels. How would you describe the Jesuit perspective, specifically?

That Jesus’s message is essentially one of love, mercy, and forgiveness, and that his approach was radical inclusion. He was in particular concerned with the marginalized, which is why I’m concerned with the marginalized.

Fr. Martin also made his second appearance on the new podcast Jesuitical, which is hosted by Olga Segura, Zac Davis, and Ashley McKinless, to talk about Holy Week. You can download or listen to the podcast here.


Fr. Paddy Gilger, SJ Talks March Madness on Jesuitical

Fr. Paddy Gilger, SJ, one of the co-founders of The Jesuit Post who was critical in the launching of The Jesuit Post on Millennial, appeared on America’s new podcast, Jesuitical, yesterday. He discussed his picks for the top Jesuit moments in the history of the NCAA tournament, his thoughts on this year’s tournament, the difference between discernment and just making a decision, and Dorothy Day, among other topics. You can listen to the full episode here (and for more, you can read Millennial’s interview with Paddy and Fr. Eric Sundrup, SJ from a few years ago):

Jesuitical is a great new podcast by three millennial Catholics who are editors for America—Olga Segura, Zac Davis, and Ashley McKinless—that is oriented toward reaching other young Catholics, but should be appealing to many non-millennials and even non-Catholics. The pilot episode featured Fr. James Martin, SJ.  Other episodes include: “Being undocumented in Donald Trump’s America” with Jorge Corona and “A woman’s place is in the…Vatican?” with Nicole Perone.

You can subscribe and download Jesuitical on iTunes, give them feedback at jesuitical@americamedia.org, and follow them on twitter: @jesuiticalshow.