A Pope Francis Lexicon is a collection of over fifty essays by an impressive set of insightful contributors from around the globe, each writing on a specific word that has become important in the ministry of Pope Francis. Sr Rhonda Miska authored the chapter entitled “Refugee”.
“Joshua J. McElwee and Cindy Wooden have brought together an outstanding collection of writings on Pope Francis’ leadership from major figures in the Church and wider Catholic life. A Pope Francis Lexicon is a valuable guide to the words and ideas that form the foundation of Francis’ papacy. It rightly belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in the direction of the Catholic Church today.” – E.J. Dionne Jr.
“A Pope Francis Lexicon is a helpful addition to the ever-expanding literature on Pope Francis. This collection will no doubt be greeted with gratitude by those desiring personal growth in their lives through reflection on the Pope’s words and actions, especially his determination to build bridges, foster receptive dialogue, and multiply opportunities for encounter.” – Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State
Catholic Women Speak: Bringing our Gifts to the Table
Catholic Women Speak is an anthology of essays by women who represent a broad international perspective and come from a variety of personal backgrounds, who believe that the Church cannot come to a wise and informed understanding of family life without listening to women. Sr Rhonda Miska authored the chapter entitled “Younger Catholic Women in Ministry: Blessings, Challenges, and Hopes,” and also translated the chapter by Carolina del Rio Mena from Spanish to English.
“These essays bring the bishops one step closer to the pastoral encounter that Pope Francis repeatedly emphasizes. Yet the relevance of the book extends beyond bishops. It is an aid for any person who wants to explore the experiences, joys and struggles of women in the church.” – Luke Hansen, SJ, America magazine
“One of the strengths of the volume is the plurality of voices, which do not speak with a single, unified opinion on controversy…This is all the better, really, to reflect the complexity of women’s lives…I can easily see this book being valuable for pastors and pastoral associates, for parish book clubs, for academics to use in their classrooms when dealing with perennially hot-button topics. – Daily Theology”
Presence: a Journal of Catholic Poetry
Sr. Rhonda’s poem “Evidence” appeared in the 2017 edition of Presence.
Sr. Rhonda’s poem “La Guadalupana” appeared in the 2019 edition of Presence.