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Learning Resources

For anyone interested in learning more about womenpriests, feminist theology, and/or spirituality, we have put together a list of some of our favourite books, videos, and websites.

Book Recommendations

Armstrong, Karen. (2004) The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness

Armstrong, Karen. (2011) Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

Borg, Marcus. (1998) Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time

Bourgeault, Cynthia. (2020) Eye of the Heart: A Spiritual Journey into the Imaginal Realm

Chittister, Joan. (2009) Called to Question: A Spiritual Memoir

Chittister, Joan. (2019) The Time Is Now: A Call to Uncommon Courage

Crossan, John Domnic (1996) Who Killed Jesus?: Exposing the Roots of Anti-Semitism in the Gospel Story of the Death of Jesus

Finley, James. (2005) Christian Meditation: Experiencing the Presence of God

Fischer, Kathleen (1996) Women at the Well: Feminist Perspectives on Spiritual Direction

King, Karen L. (2003) The Gospel of Mary of Magdala

Lacugna, Catherine M. (1993) Freeing Theology: The Essentials of Theology in Feminist Perspective

Leddy, Mary Jo. (2019) Why Are We Here?: A Meditation on Canada

Leddy, Mary Jo. (2014) Radical Gratitude

Manning, Joanna (2002) Take Back the Truth: Confronting Papal Power and the Religious Right

Manning, Joanna (2000) Is the Pope Catholic?: A Woman Confronts Her Church

Manning, Joanna (2008) The Magdalene Moment: A Vision for a New Christianity

Morwood, Michael (2001) Is Jesus God?: Finding Our Faith

Morwood, Michael (2002) God is Near: Trusting Our Faith

Morwood, Michael (2002) Tomorrow’s Catholic: Understanding God and Jesus in a New Millennium

Nolan, Albert (2006) Jesus Today: A Spirituality of Radical Freedom

O'Murchu, Diarmuid. (2005) Catching Up with Jesus: A Gospel Story for Our Time

Pagels, Elaine (2004) The Gnostic Gospels

Rohr, Richard. (2019) The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe

Silf, Margaret (2007) Roots and Wings: The Human Journey from a Speck of Stardust to a Spark of God

Spong, John Shelby (2008) Jesus for the Non-Religious

Spong, John Shelby(1999) Why Christianity Must Change or Die: A Bishop Speaks to Believers in Exile

Spong, John Shelby (2002) A New Christianity for a New World: Why Traditional Faith is Dying and how a New Faith is Being Born

Starr, Mirabai. (2012) God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam

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Video Recommendations

The Sacred Struggle for Peace, Justice & Equality (2016)

A special talk by Father Roy Bourgeois about Women’s Ordination, The School of the America’s and LGBT Equality.

 

Surprised by the Spirit (2012)

A talk by Marie Evans Bouclin, RCWP Bishop of Canada
 with special guests Rev. Suzanne Dunn and Rev. Jeanette Love (RCWP, California). Hosted by St. Brigid of Kildare Catholic Faith Community, Calgary at St. Andrews United Church, July 21, 2012.

 

Pink Smoke Over the Vatican (2011)

A documentary about the ongoing fight for women's ordination in the Catholic Church