Letters to Our Daughters



You are Woman and You are Roaring

Sr. Christine Schenk, CSJ

Christine Schenk CSJ has worked as a nurse midwife to low-income families, a community organizer, a writer, and the founding director of an international church reform organization, FutureChurch. She writes an award-winning column "Simply Spirit" for the National Catholic Reporter. Her recent book Crispina and Her Sisters: Women and Authority in Early Christianity details original research into iconic motifs of female authority found in early Christian art and archaeology.



A Letter to My Granddaughter on the Feast of St. Mary of Magdala

By Gloria Ulterino

Gloria Ulterino, an active Catholic laywoman, is a preacher, storyteller, and leader of the Women of the Well storytelling group in Rochester, New York. The views expressed in this letter are her own.



A letter to fellow and future daughters

Kate Parke

Kate Parke is Domestic Associate for Catholics for Choice, coordinating the organization’s domestic activities within the states and DC by informing and strengthening pro-choice policy with Catholics, policymakers, advocates and collegial organizations. The views expressed in this letter are her own.



A Letter to Young Women in Easter Season

Anthony T. Padovano

Anthony T. Padovano holds doctorates and professorships in theology and literature. He is the author of twenty-nine books including three award-winning plays, translated into nine languages. He has been visiting professor at twenty-five American colleges and universities, lectures world-wide and appears regularly in the media on both sides of the Atlantic. The views expressed in this letter are his own.



A Letter to Young Catholic Women on World Day of Social Justice 2017

By Sister Simone Campbell, SSS

Sister Simone Campbell is the executive director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice and leader of the Nuns on the Bus campaign. The views expressed in this letter are her own.



A letter to my daughter, Inez, on the upcoming Presidential Inauguration Weekend

By Erin Hanna

Erin Saiz Hanna is a feminist activist from Mansfield, MA. She serves as the Co-Director of the Women’s Ordination Conference and Co-Coordinator of Women-Church Convergence, both of which are organizational signers to A Church for Our Daughters. Opinions expressed in the following letter are solely her own and are not endorsed by any organization. Follow Erin on twitter: @erinsaizhanna